In line with our Ecological Emergency Strategy, Bristol is committed to a third of land in the city being managed for the benefit of wildlife by 2030.
A small part of achieving this is to reduce the amount of grass we regularly mow. While many citizens support this aim, others prefer well-kept green spaces.
To take into account these different views, we’re trialling changes to our mowing practices while we develop a full city-wide management approach. You’ll notice some areas of grass are mowed less in parks and on streets. Where this can be achieved without affecting access, margins along hedges and woodland areas will be cut less, to support wildlife diversity.
We will also change some of our one-cut per year areas currently in place to one cut every three years, to benefit invertebrates that require long grass over winter to complete their lifecycle.
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