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Grass to go uncut in May to boost nature

Spring Street in Glossop. Image: Google Maps.

A number of grassy areas in Glossopdale and Buxton are to be left uncut in May as part of efforts to give bees, butterflies, and wildlife a boost. 

For its national #NoMowMay campaign, the charity Plantlife is urging people not to cut their grass or wildflowers from 1 May until 31 May to provide a feast of nectar for pollinators. 

High Peak Borough Council and its grounds maintenance partner Alliance Environmental Services are taking part. 

They plan to leave grass uncut at Roughfields in Hadfield, Spring Street in Glossop and Temple Fields, Gadley Wood and Fairfield Road in Buxton. Signs will be put up to explain why. 

Jean Todd, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and Community Safety, said: “Nature recovery is central to our plans for tackling the climate emergency, so I’m pleased that the Council and AES are supporting this national campaign.  

“It’s something residents can easily get involved in as well – so why not join gardeners across the country in locking up your lawnmower and letting your garden grow this May?” 

#NoMowMay is also a great opportunity to take part in Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey, which involves counting the number of flowers in a square metre patch of lawn. 

Find out more about #NoMowMay and Every Flower Counts at www.plantlife.org.uk/everyflowercounts/ 

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