Selected road verges and public land in Poole left uncut over summer to support wildlife

Selected road verges and public land in Poole left uncut over summer to support wildlife

Selected road verges and public land in Poole left uncut over summer to support wildlife

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SELECTED road verges and public land in Poole will be left uncut this summer to support wildlife.

The Borough of Poole hopes that leaving grasses and wildflowers to grow will attract greater numbers of bees and butterflies, provide seeds for birds and shelter for small mammals.

Areas in Poole where grass will be uncut include parts of Sterte Espl-anade, Blake Dene open space in Lilliput, parks of Selkirk Close open space, sections of Sopwith Crescent in Merley, the sloped bank at Seldown Park, parts of Parkway in Canford Heath the slow lanes of Upton Bypass.

Areas within Poole and Parkstone cemeteries and part of St Michael’s churchyard Hamworthy will also be left to grow and mowing will only take place once the flowers have set seed.

This change was initially trialled by the Borough of Poole last summer, when it met with mixed views.

Cabinet member Cllr Xena Dion said: “By changing the way that some of our grasslands are managed, the variety of wildlife will certainly increase which has a long-term positive impact on our natural environment which we hope will be appreciated by all our local residents.”

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11:11am Wed 14 May 14

BIGTONE says...

SELECTED road verges and public land in Poole will be left uncut this summer to support wildlife.


Haaaaaaaaa.......
So the wildlife has drastically reduced (the same as Government funding) this year has it ?
I didn't know they had a "wool over the eyes" department at the Council.
SELECTED road verges and public land in Poole will be left uncut this summer to support wildlife. Haaaaaaaaa....... So the wildlife has drastically reduced (the same as Government funding) this year has it ? I didn't know they had a "wool over the eyes" department at the Council. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

11:23am Wed 14 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Support wildlife, or support the money being frittered away on rubbish?
Support wildlife, or support the money being frittered away on rubbish? speedy231278
  • Score: 0

12:04pm Wed 14 May 14

muscliffman says...

Leaving public land unmanaged and to it's own devices in order to be 'green' and protect wildlife?

It worked well on the Somerset Levels as I recall...........
Leaving public land unmanaged and to it's own devices in order to be 'green' and protect wildlife? It worked well on the Somerset Levels as I recall........... muscliffman
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Wed 14 May 14

Carol62 says...

So long as the 'wildlife' is being considered...not a thought about the hay fever /asthma sufferers ! Plus the vets are rubbing their hands together as trade increases due to an infestation of tics and grass mites ! Well done Poole council yet again !
So long as the 'wildlife' is being considered...not a thought about the hay fever /asthma sufferers ! Plus the vets are rubbing their hands together as trade increases due to an infestation of tics and grass mites ! Well done Poole council yet again ! Carol62
  • Score: -3

7:06pm Wed 14 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

I like to see some uncut grass areas. There are plenty of mown ones for those with asthma/hayfever and to avoid tics and mites.
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Half my garden is for us and half is left wild. We encourage all wildllife - a variety of birds, squirrels, foxes and anything else that chooses to visit, including bees and butterflies. It's enclosed so doesn't interfere with anyone else who wants a sterile, barren patch around their house. Every spring it's so nice to see the succession of flowers in the grass - celandines, buttercups, daisies, vetches, bluebells, white bells, poppies, campions ..... What could be better? Nothing.
I like to see some uncut grass areas. There are plenty of mown ones for those with asthma/hayfever and to avoid tics and mites. ...... Half my garden is for us and half is left wild. We encourage all wildllife - a variety of birds, squirrels, foxes and anything else that chooses to visit, including bees and butterflies. It's enclosed so doesn't interfere with anyone else who wants a sterile, barren patch around their house. Every spring it's so nice to see the succession of flowers in the grass - celandines, buttercups, daisies, vetches, bluebells, white bells, poppies, campions ..... What could be better? Nothing. Carolyn43
  • Score: -2

7:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Peroni says...

Like leaving all the weeds in the gutters and pavements to grow, lol
What wild life is that supporting.......the contractors who come and repair the damaged Tarmac from tree roots ,weeds etc.
So full of bull s@it
Like leaving all the weeds in the gutters and pavements to grow, lol What wild life is that supporting.......the contractors who come and repair the damaged Tarmac from tree roots ,weeds etc. So full of bull s@it Peroni
  • Score: 2

7:50pm Wed 14 May 14

60plus says...

It's just an excuse by Poole to save money,leaving the hedges uncut can be dangerous if you can't see traffic coming because the grass is to high.
It's just an excuse by Poole to save money,leaving the hedges uncut can be dangerous if you can't see traffic coming because the grass is to high. 60plus
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Wed 14 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

Peroni wrote:
Like leaving all the weeds in the gutters and pavements to grow, lol
What wild life is that supporting.......the contractors who come and repair the damaged Tarmac from tree roots ,weeds etc.
So full of bull s@it
It interferes with the food chain. No wild flowers, no insects, no pollinators, no food.
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: Like leaving all the weeds in the gutters and pavements to grow, lol What wild life is that supporting.......the contractors who come and repair the damaged Tarmac from tree roots ,weeds etc. So full of bull s@it[/p][/quote]It interferes with the food chain. No wild flowers, no insects, no pollinators, no food. Carolyn43
  • Score: -2

9:25pm Wed 14 May 14

Adrian XX says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
I like to see some uncut grass areas. There are plenty of mown ones for those with asthma/hayfever and to avoid tics and mites.
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Half my garden is for us and half is left wild. We encourage all wildllife - a variety of birds, squirrels, foxes and anything else that chooses to visit, including bees and butterflies. It's enclosed so doesn't interfere with anyone else who wants a sterile, barren patch around their house. Every spring it's so nice to see the succession of flowers in the grass - celandines, buttercups, daisies, vetches, bluebells, white bells, poppies, campions ..... What could be better? Nothing.
I like to see such flowers as well and I like non-corvid, non-columbid bird types but I detest foxes, rats and squirrels (the latter are only fit for the barbecue).
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: I like to see some uncut grass areas. There are plenty of mown ones for those with asthma/hayfever and to avoid tics and mites. ...... Half my garden is for us and half is left wild. We encourage all wildllife - a variety of birds, squirrels, foxes and anything else that chooses to visit, including bees and butterflies. It's enclosed so doesn't interfere with anyone else who wants a sterile, barren patch around their house. Every spring it's so nice to see the succession of flowers in the grass - celandines, buttercups, daisies, vetches, bluebells, white bells, poppies, campions ..... What could be better? Nothing.[/p][/quote]I like to see such flowers as well and I like non-corvid, non-columbid bird types but I detest foxes, rats and squirrels (the latter are only fit for the barbecue). Adrian XX
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Thu 15 May 14

fairandsquared says...

Fantastic, it's about time our natural environment was given some attention. Too much development has led to the loss of habitat for all sorts of wildlife. Some people just want a concrete jungle but what do you think is going to pollinate trees and other plants that contributes to the food chain.
Fantastic, it's about time our natural environment was given some attention. Too much development has led to the loss of habitat for all sorts of wildlife. Some people just want a concrete jungle but what do you think is going to pollinate trees and other plants that contributes to the food chain. fairandsquared
  • Score: -1

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