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In the news: Restoration works take place across our grass verge sites

Restoration works have taken place to create a diverse habitat around our borough's grass verge areas.

Works have taken place along roads including Nethermayne, Noak Hill Road, and Staneway, to create an effective habitat for wildlife to thrive, as well as allow for an array of wildflowers to form that will provide a food source for pollinators.

Having been left unmown throughout the spring, summer, and early autumn, 50% of the verges have now been mown, cut, and cleared, leaving the other 50% unmown until next year.

Then next autumn, the 50% which has been left uncut will be mown, cut, and cleared, with the other 50% left. By cutting alternating sections, it creates a mosaic of habitats and microclimates that will benefit our plant life, wildlife, and our residents.

Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing, Leisure, Arts & Culture, Cllr Jeff Henry, said: "These works will make our grass verge routes more attractive, as well as more importantly giving us a biodiversity gain in the borough.

"In the long term, it will mean that when you're driving along roads like Nethermayne, you'll see a colourful display of wildflowers, and you'll be breathing in fresher air."

ENDS 

Published on Friday 11 November 2022