Less mowing, more nature

The City Council is implementing  a change to the frequency of mowing on around 100 km of central reservations, this is the A to Bee roads programme. Central reservations act as corridors for the movement of wildlife. There will be signs up to show where the programme is being implemented.

In city parks there will be areas that get changes in mowing regime as part of Birmingham’s Buzzing Parks.. This will initially focus on enhancing parks in those wards without existing designated nature conservation sites .

Changing the mowing regime of selected areas will reduce the overall need for fuel for mowing. By selectively leaving sections of grass to grow longer it will also be contributing to reductions in flood risk, as longer grasses slow rainwater compared to short grass.

More information here:  A to Bee Roads and Buzzing Parks | A to Bee Roads | Birmingham City Council