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Council supports No Mow May

Wirral Council is again doing its bit to support a national month-long initiative that promotes the welfare of bees, butterflies and the wider environment. 

The ‘No Mow May’ campaign, which is led by the conservation charity Plantlife, encourages people to lock up their lawnmowers for the month of May and let wildflowers and other important pollinators shine through. 

Wirral Council is playing its part for the second year running by suspending grass cutting in large parts of its parks and open spaces, though areas that are dedicated to leisure activities and formal areas will continue to be maintained as usual. 

Bee on a bluebell

The aims of the ‘No Mow May’ campaign align closely with many aspects of Wirral Council’s long-term commitment to tackling the climate emergency locally, protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the area and prioritising nature-based solutions to many of the challenges of climate change. Find out more about what the council is doing to protect pollinators by visiting the council’s website.

Residents are also being asked to play a part by not cutting their lawns – or at least giving up part of their gardens to nature for the course of the month.

For more information about grass cutting in Wirral, visit the council’s website www.wirral.gov.uk/grasscutting