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Grasscutting in the Parish

The Parish Council is trialling an adjustment to its grass mowing regime to allow some specific areas to be cut less often. It has been widely recognised in recent years that allowing areas to grow and flower more freely is greatly beneficial to pollinators and wildlife. This is a simple process that costs nothing. The changes to verges along Common Lane and Fisherwick Road close to the canal bridge have shown that this can also be very attractive adding to the ‘River of Flowers’ that has been such a widely welcomed feature in the village in recent years.

The areas concerned for the experiment have been carefully chosen and the plan is to keep a neat and tidy and mown appearance along roads and paths while allowing other areas to grow. The aim is to achieve an attractive balance between tidiness and less frequently mown zones. The Council is working closely with our contractors, Tonks Brothers, and will monitor the situation carefully and will modify as necessary depending on the results and resident feedback.

The areas affected are: entrance to the Birds Estate; Burton Road banks (some areas); an area on the north side of the Croft green space; area of Swan Park near to the canal.

Residents comments are welcome to our Parish Clerk via davidjfwalton@aol.com