In recent years the amount of flowers and wildlife in our built up areas has reduced. As a city council we also have limited resources to maintain grassed areas in our city. With this in mind we have had to review our greenspace maintenance regime which means that we can no longer maintain grassed areas as we have in previous years.
As part of this new maintenance regime, we will be mowing grassed areas once only in late summer. This will encourage flowers to grow which will in turn encourage more wildlife, birds and insects to thrive. We will continue to manage, monitor and control these areas and maintain fire breaks and path edges on a regular basis. We will also continue to provide recreational areas for children’s play and sport pitches.
We hope that our citizens understand and appreciate these difficult decisions but hope that the benefits of encouraging more wildlife to our city will outweigh any negative impact this reduced service produces.