As summer comes to an end the borough continues to bloom
19 September 2019Summer may be over but Cheshire West and Chester continues to bloom with wonderful wildflower displays.
The Council’s StreetCare teams have sown wildflower seed at over 60 sites across the borough and their displays continue to bring colour as the nights draw in for autumn.
A wildflower seed mix called ‘Sarah’s Bouquet’ has been used, which includes a wide variety of wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and insects throughout the season, as well as creating colour in communities across West Cheshire.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “We have previously sown wildflower seeds at a few locations for a couple of years but this year we have increased the number of locations to over 60.
“We’ve received some wonderful positive feedback about the multi-coloured displays on roundabouts and verges. This year’s locations will continue to mature and next year’s displays will be even more beautiful. Our StreetCare Commissioning team is also currently putting together a Pollinator Network Policy to boost our use of wildflower verges.”
The wildflower displays are an addition to the formal floral displays planted and maintained in the borough’s towns and parks by the Council’s StreetCare Services grounds maintenance teams.
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