Selected areas of grass to be left uncut to encourage pollinators
The result of the policy in the borough last year
The national campaign run by the charity Plantlife sees areas of grass left unmown to encourage pollinators and support the council’s biodiversity strategy. It launches on April 29 and continues throughout May.
Enable, which looks after the parks and open spaces in the borough, will allow selected areas of grass to be left unmown across 22 sites. Local people are also being urged to leave the lawnmower in the shed during May to attract pollinators to their gardens.
Read more about the campaign here : No Mow May
The areas being left unmowed in Wandsworth are:
Battersea Park (part site)
Christchurch Gardens (part site)
Falcon Park (part site)
King Georges Park (part site)
Putney Vale Cemetery (part site)
Morden Cemetery (part site)
Tooting Common (part site)
Wandsworth Common (part site)
Wandsworth Park (part site)
Battersea Rise Cemetery (whole site)
Putney Park Lane (whole site)
The Pleasance (whole site)
Roehampton PF (3m strip around the edge)
Barn Elms (3m strip around the edge)
Fishponds (2m strip around edge)
Fairacres verge (cut 1m from the path)
Putney Vale Open space (whole site)
Tibetts Corner (whole site)
Garratt Lane OBG (3m strip alongside the wall)
West Hill Open Space (all three triangles)
Medfield Street Open Space (whole site)
Sheepcote Lane (whole site)
On Wandsworth and Tooting Commons there will be no cutting underneath tree drip.These areas will receive one cut at the end of the cutting season. All non-sport amenity grass areas should receive half the number of cuts (once a month or less).
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April 27, 2022