Protect our Butterflies, Bees and Wildflowers

EFFRA LOGOHarry Clarke asks when are Effingham butterflies, bees and wildflowers going to be protected? Cutting grass verges may make Effingham look very neat and tidy, but wildflowers and wildlife need somewhere to live and feed.

Grass Verges should be cut once a year in late summer, when all flowers have gone to seed. Obviously some areas will need to be cut more frequently where there are safety issues. Further information at http://www.plantlife.org.uk/uploads/documents/Road_Verge_Campaign_full_guidelines_2015.pdf

Shouldn’t Guildford Borough Council be following Mole Valley’s lead?

A24 lane closures while grass cutting protects wildflower areas

getSURREYThe grass cutting works have on this occasion been designed to protect butterflies, bees and wildflowers, and will also deal with litter picking at the same time

There will be almost four weeks of temporary lane closures on the A24 through Mole Valley while grass cutting works take place.

Starting from Monday, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is cutting the highway verges along the A24 between Capel and the M25 at Leatherhead , but this time with the maintenance of natural wildlife habitats in mind.

Butterflies and bees are among the species that will benefit from the new grass cutting arrangements around sections of wildflower.

Read more at: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/a24-lane-closures-grass-cutting-11340285

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