- that the path to Faringdon remains passable;
- that vegetation doesn't limit visibility at corners or requires cars to drive into the middle of the road to avoid vegetation, safety will be the overriding priority;
- maintaining the grass in the central area of the Park so that it can still be used for recreation and does not form a trip hazard; and
- cutting the grass around the Reading Room for Art Weeks (14&15th May and 21st&22nd May) to allow the café to set up tables on the grass.
The campaign is intended to encourage people to let grass grow long to help boost biodiversity and provide a refuge for wildflower blossom, increasing the supply of nectar for bees. Not cutting lawns for a month will encourage more wildflowers to grow with May being the time at which grass grows fastest.
At the end of May, people are asked to take part in Every Flower Counts (https://www.plantlife.org.uk/everyflowercounts/), a survey to show how many bees the UK’s lawns can feed and for the councils to assess how the trial has impacted each area.
More information on how the VWHDC will carry out grass cutting can be found at http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/NoMowMay.
Verge cutting in Great Coxwell
Attached are maps showing the areas of verge that our contractor BGG will be cutting and those verges which will be maintained by property owners. This information is based on information held by the Parish Council last year and we are asking anyone who wishes to make any changes to this to please notify the Clerk, Jo Farrant at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be grateful if this message could be passed on to anyone who does not receive the Newsletter.
Clerk to Great Coxwell Parish Council
Tel: 079 89 75 1950