In recognition of the need to restore nature in our response to the Climate and Nature Emergency, we have selected sites on land we own to support No Mow May and we would welcome the involvement of town and parish councils to join us on this exciting initiative.
As you may be aware, No Mow May is a campaign organised by Plantlife which supports biodiversity by asking people not to mow their lawn or a patch of it during the month of May. This is a critical time of year to support insects and birds and to increase flowers and plants for the benefit of people and wildlife. At the end of the month it is possible to take part in the Every Flower Counts survey to see how many bees your uncut area could support.
Please join us and thousands of others supporting No Mow May across the country by selecting a site you own or even a section of one of your sites and letting it grow for just four weeks. You and your residents may well be in for a pleasant and flowery surprise!
More information about No Mow May is available here.
If you are joining us on this journey, please send details of the location of your No Mow May site and approximate size (in square metres). At the end of the month we’d love to see some photos and your results for the Every Flower Counts survey before you send them off to Plantlife. Just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you are happy for us to share your images on our social media channels.
Please only choose a No Mow May site on land you own.
We have also produced a communications pack for you share and promote No Mow May on your website, social media pages or newsletters. The free pack is available at Climate emergency community engagement | South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk).