A heartfelt plea to anyone with a garden! Many of us suddenly have lots more time to spend in the garden – please resist the temptation to over-tidy the garden!!
Nature is messy….In the UK we have lost 40% of our wildlife since 1970, but your garden could help reverse this extinction trend.
Sustainable Warminster are promoting the Blue Heart Campaign which encourages urban rewilding:
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
• Leave a small section of your garden unmown. The extra plant growth will encourage ground dwelling insects that will eat pests and bring in other animals.
• Leave leaflitter piles to give hedgehogs somewhere to sleep.
• Avoid using pesticides, this can severely damage both plants and animals.
• Give wildflowers and weeds space to benefit pollinators.
•PUT UP A BLUE HEART to show your support for us and wildlife!
Sustainable Warminster have been busy making Blue Hearts from recycled materials to give away. If you would like to place an order for one, message us on our facebook page or via this website and we will arrange a contact-free exchange.
Or perhaps make your own blue heart out of recycled materials.
Unfortunately we have run out of materials for stakes so perhaps you could find something at home that you could use.
Council Grass Cutting
Sustainable Warminster would like to clarify our position with regard to grass cutting in Warminster.
The Town Council’s Environmental Services Working Group was set up on Monday 15th June and has yet to meet to draft policies relating to grass cutting.
Any uncut areas of grass are therefore due to the Wiltshire County wildflower trials (a decision taken last year without our knowledge) or as a result of understaffing due to the pandemic.
Sustainable Warminster is a community group composed of unelected volunteers. Any complaints about grass cutting should be directed to Wiltshire Council or Warminster Town Council.
All councils have been badly affected by the pandemic, with staff shortages due to illness or sheltering, and an extra unanticipated workload. Please bear this in mind before you complain to either council if you have been affected by the lack of or lateness of grass cutting.