In response to the flowery roadside verges, one resident wrote "Thank you so very much for NOT cutting the grass, some of the verges and the parks to within an inch of their existence... It is so lovely to see the various wildflowers and poppies AND of course it is food for the bees and insects. Well done."
Councillor Robin Maxted said, "I am delighted that residents are enjoying these beautiful wildflowers, the creatures they attract, and are supporting our work to protect the local environment for the future, just as they are their own gardens. We have changed the Borough's mowing regimes in green spaces, including Ocklynge Cemetery, and this has allowed wildflowers to grow, attracting more insects and providing them with the habitat they need to thrive."
In 2019, the Borough council declared a climate emergency, published a strategy and committed to deliver a carbon neutral town by 2030. Not cutting the grass frequently supports greater diversity in Eastbourne.
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