PICTURED: Cllrs Mike Adams and Sam Smith, centre, with residents from Burton Pastures

Two local councillors are supporting a community plan to turn a roadside in Gedling into a haven for wildlife.

Residents of Burton Pastures (Beaumaris Drive, Linden Grove, Stoke Lane and Coronation Walk) this week met with their local Gedling Borough Councillors Sam Smith and Mike Adams to share their ideas of planting wild flowers and trees along the grass verge of Burton Road in Gedling. 

Councillors Smith and Adams said they were impressed with ideas of the residents and have agreed to jointly fund the project, which will boost biodiversity, using their Councillor Community Funds. They will also co-ordinate a community group that’ll help with the planting of new trees and wild flowers. 

In a joint statement the councillors told Gedling Eye: “It is great that our residents have joined together with their neighbours and shared ideas of how to increase and protect local wildlife and beautify the local area. 

“We have listened to their ideas for wild flowers and trees to planted along Burton Road and back them 100%.

“We will be proposing these plans to Nottinghamshire County Council, who are responsible for the grass verge, and hope to get approval for them as soon as possible so that the community planting can begin.

“We’ll keep Burton Pasture residents updated and will hopefully bring the community together across Trent Valley when inviting our residents to a community planting session soon.”

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