Sunday 4th September (10am to noon on the Recreation Ground).
Lots of people like the long grass around the edges of the Recreation Ground which is helping wildflowers and insects.
But this has to be cut at least once a year or else the grass forms a thick thatch and wildflowers can’t survive.
And then all the cuttings have to be removed to reduce soil fertility which is the key to helping more wildflowers in the future.
The mowing will take place fairly soon and then it’s hoped that lots of parishioners will join a ‘Community Hay-Day’ by bringing rakes and wheelbarrows on Sunday 4th September – from 10am.
About 50 people helped make this new community event both productive and fun last year – an idea which impressed County Council experts (see here).
Please wear long trousers, gloves and sensible shoes for safety. It’s planned to have some refreshments available. Please tell all your friends.
The raking action also opens up the grass for more wildflowers, pollinators and other wildlife – the more help, the merrier for all …
Please wear long trousers, gloves and sensible shoes for safety.
It’s planned to have some refreshments available.
Fun for all the family – please tell all your friends and neighbours.