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Wildlife prospering as a result of Council’s new cutting regime

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet recently approved plans to amend grass cutting regimes, with the aim of promoting biodiversity.

Cabinet members approved adopting the approach used during 2021/22 as the future standard for grass cutting in the county borough.

They also gave a commitment to support the UK wide ‘No Mow May’ Campaign. This means formal grass cutting does not commence until June, with the exceptions:

  • To maintain visibility for road users;
  • Keep traffic signage and sight lines clear;
  • Maintain margins and access on footways and cycle routes;
  • Maintain parks, sports grounds, cemeteries, housing estates, play and recreational green open spaces.

    As a result of this, there are a number of areas that have been left to flourish during the summer period and the benefits are already showing.