“No Mow” sites being trialled to see wildlife thrive!

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Streetwise No Mow sign at Stamford Road Rushcliffe hero-texture
Streetwise Grounds Maintenance Operative West Bridgford

No Mow Trial

We are supporting Rushcliffe Borough Council in trialling a number of ‘No Mow’ areas across the Borough to act as summer pollinator sites and encourage wildlife and habitats to thrive even further. We are now not mowing selected areas to help create natural corridors to support and enhance local wildlife.

All trial areas are on land that we are responsible for:
• Gotham Road, East Leake
• Miss Machin’s field, Edwalton
• Stamford Road allotment entrance, Gamston
• Abbey Circus, West Bridgford
• Abbey Park, West Bridgford
• The Hook, around the play area, Lady Bay

Streetwise No Mow sign at Stamford Road Rushcliffe

We are feeding the bees sign

All sites feature signage stating ‘please excuse the weeds, we are feeding the bees!’.

The newly managed sites with the ‘No Mow’ areas often have paths cut through them and circles to provide areas for people to sit or children to play.
This creates a more varied greenscape, providing a wider range of recreational and social opportunities as well as benefitting more species, and make a more interesting natural environment.

It’s with the aim for residents to see more grass swaying in the breeze and hear the buzz of insects feeding on wildflowers.

This sustainable management of the open spaces helps to not only mitigate the impact of climate change but supports Rushcliffe’s Carbon Clever initiative and commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

No mowing or herbicide spraying will now take place at the sites until the end of September and if successful will see them and other potential sites not mowed over summer in future years.

Residents can also get involved if they have their own summer pollinator site on land not managed by us and would like to put up a sign acknowledging it as another pollinator area. They should email media@rushcliffe.gov.uk.

Streetwise No Mow trial East Leake

No Mow Gotham Road, East Leake

Here’s an example of the No Mow site at Gotham Road, East Leake.