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Writing to your local council.

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I decided to write to my local council to see if they would consider planting wild flowers on under-used grassy areas within the borough. I had a fast reply from them stating that they had looked into it previously but realised that planting wildflower meadows wasn’t as straightforward as they first thought.

  However, they were still interested and said once they had made a decision they would let me know. At least it wasn’t an instant no, which was encouraging. I gave them BCT’s website details should they require more info and hoe they will contact you grin

  If you have a spare 5 minutes, please write to your council, they may say yes and hopefully help our bee populations increase.

  Good luck and thank you.

     
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Great information, thank you very much…........................................
















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Hi Alibumble

Thanks for the information. Has anyone else had any experiences with their local councils? We’d love to hear your stories!

     
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I haven’t looked at the pack yet but i’ve been working with Waltham Forest council in East London to plant a wildflower patch in my local park. Not totally confrmed yet but plans are to have a 10m2 patch planted at the end of April. We’re doing it as part of a campaign being run by my local Friends of the Earth group and will be working with Friends of the Office to get some free seeds for the site.
http://www.foe.co.uk/groups/walthamforest/1374.htm 

I just contacted the council to ask if it could be done…and got a favourable reply…it’s just progressed from there. If it comes off then my next step is a larger park down the road where i’m talking to the Friends of Lloyd Park group to see if we can get a bigger wildflower meadow planted in the Autumn.

best advice i can give is get in touch with the local Green Space team or, or the biodviersity office…or failing that your local councillors…and ask them if they can tell you who you need to contact. if you can find volunteers to help with the planting andf (especially) long term maintenance of the site then most councils will leap at it. Their budgets are being shredded so local people offering to help with stuff will catch their eye and seem an attractive proposition.

     
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Good advice Tom, thanks for sharing grin