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Biodiversity Strategy

A Pollinator Pledge

The UK has more than 1500 species of pollinating insects, including bees, wasps, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths.  Trends show a steady decline in numbers over last 50 years.  Pollinators are essential to our survival. 

As an Authority we will:

  • plant more native species of trees and plants that provide fruit and flowers
  • leave areas to grow 'wild' to support pollinators
  • change our mowing regimes to allow plants to flower and leave areas of longer grass along boundaries, especially hedgerows
  • increase the quantity of dead wood and bare soil patches
  • continue to monitor pesticide use. 
  • introduce artificial habitats for our pollinators, such as bee bricks
  • interpretation and explanation of 'Wild' areas

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