A resolution for the future
On Tuesday 2nd June, Dom and Alex will be laying a resolution to change that - as the Town Council takes on ownership or management of 180 square kilometres of verge, field and hedgerow in the town, now is the chance to fix it, and to bed in the principle of biodiversity for the future.
We are arguing for cessation of mowing in designated places and ending use of chemical weedkillers, with all areas covered by a new biodiversity management plan, which will promote natural regrowth, supported by an evidence-base that will help identify and track species.
That is hugely important for tackling the Climate Emergency, and, as we've seen recently, can also help improve well-being through access to beautiful outside spaces. It can even drive economic recovery, bringing eco-tourists to the area.