Tidenham scouts plug into nature with new wildflower meadow

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Tuesday 5th April 2022 4:00 pm
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Catherine Lillington, Daniel Williams, Mya Perchard, Elliot Lewis, James Lillington and Bryn Maw of 1st Tidenham and Sedbury Scouts with youth worker Emily Timmins and Tidenham Parish Council Chair ()

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A NEW wildflower meadow has been planted in Sedbury and it could be the first of many in the area.

Dozens of tiny native plants were planted on a piece of land at Wyebank Road in an initiative organised by Tidenham Parish Council.

Councillors were joined by members of 1st Tidenham and Sedbury Scouts and parish youth worker Emily Timmins.

The ground is owned by the parish council and if the trial is a success, it will be extended to other parcels of land in the area.

Chair of the parish council Cllr Jan Koning said the aim was to improve the environment and was part of the council’s climate emergency commitment.

“If it is a success and residents are positive about it, then it will be extended to other parts of the parish.

“It should also reduce the need for mowing and that will have a positive effect on the council’s future precept.”

The parish council currently spends around £13,000 a year on mowing.

The money for the plants came from a grant from Gloucestershire County Council’s Build Back Better Fund and Gloucestershire county councillor Chris McFarling (Green, Sedbury).

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