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Kent’s ‘No Mow May’ coming back for pollinators

Kent’s annual ‘No Mow May’ campaign has added new sites where grass and flowers will be able to grow for pollinators.

Kent County Council (KCC) will provide over 20 acres of grassland which will be home to bees, wasps, butterflies and other crucial creatures for pollinating.

The grass at five household waste recycling centres, grounds around KCC offices, day care centres and adult education centres will not be mowed to attract wildlife.

Susan Carey, KCC’s cabinet member for environment said: “Not everywhere can be left unmown but it’s been good to see just how much extra land we can set aside for nature as part of the No Mow May campaign.”

Other areas such as universities, parks and schools are also getting involved to help the cause.

As part of Kent’s Plan Bee plan, KCC are hoping the local residents can work to ensure our environment is fit for local pollinators in the future.

Sean Holden, chairman of Kent’s Plan Bee said: “There is much we can do to help pollinators in our country and I am pleased KCC has set a fine example.

“By preserving wildflowers, Bee Roads and allowing other crucial spaces to entice these creatures, we can be sure our environment will continue to reap the benefits of pollinators in the future.”

Kent’s residents, businesses and organisations are being encouraged to participate if they can and sign the pledge to show their participation.



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