No Mow May

We have been receiving a variety of comments and observations from residents this past week about “No Mow May” with some liking the wilding and others bemoaning that the public open space is unusable.  Please see extract below from an email received from a local resident:

 Just a note to say a big thank you to the town council for the no mow initiative this Spring!  We took these photos today at the edge of Lime Ave playing fields and as you can see the area is beautiful!  (I'm assuming they have been left uncut as part of the initiative?!  ) There are wildflowers  and  butterflies  and insects all over!

If my assumptions are correct, please pass on our thanks to the relevant parties / decision makers for letting it grow! I can hear the mowers out there as I write, but I'm hoping they will stick to the football pitch!! Fingers crossed!!!!

An alternative view was expressed by some residents.  This has really been our first year of reduced grass cutting, largely successful, but also with the need to review and look at how we leave grass long but continue to provide meaningful and useable green spaces.   We are mindful of the need to retain useable public open space and will take on board recent comments made and adapt our grass cutting regime accordingly but always keeping true to the essence of rewiliding and allowing nature to come to the fore.

 

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Posted on 11/04/2021