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Gedling Borough Council identifies sites it won’t mow throughout this year to help the bees

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A number of parks and open spaces won’t have their grass cut until the autumn in a bid to help bees.

Gedling Borough Council said it had identified a number of sites around the borough where it can encourage the growth of wildflowers, weeds and grasslands and these areas will be left unmown throughout the growing season.

The wildflowers and weeds are vital food for pollinators like butterflies, bees and invertebrates. Bees are an essential part of our eco-system contributing to the natural production of many of the foods that we grow and eat. One of the key factors in the decline of bee numbers has been a lack of wildflower meadows.

The council has said that wildflowers and weeds are vital food for pollinators like butterflies, bees and invertebrates.

The areas identified in Gedling borough span approximately 5.5 acres and include space at the council’s Green Flag Awarded parks. They will be left unmown until September increasing biodiversity and importantly to help to save the bees and other pollinators.

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Councillor Viv McCrossen, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Natural Habitat said: “We are lucky to have some sites in our borough that are perfectly suited to the growth of wildflowers that create nesting sites for different species of bees. It will also encourage other pollinators and our native wildlife.

“I’m confident that this will contribute to our commitment to take care of our natural environment and sew the seeds for increased biodiversity and conservation in Gedling Borough”. 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This is simply a s**t excuse for more cutbacks. Yet they bury more and more green belt in houses. Not bothered about the insects and wildlife there eh? Sort of blows that out the water. Parks are not getting mown, my roads got leaves that have gone rock hard and fossilised, it’s been so long since a decent sweep. GBC cry they have not left yet time and time again they find heaps to spend on Arnold. So don’t try it with the coffers are empty bulls**t…and keep your thieving mits off Carlton’s 20 million, that’s for Carlton’s improvements., not Arnold’s or Parks dept or Direct Services. Try getting your workers to do a decent days work instead of hiding out the way.

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