Re-wilding is about creating the conditions for nature to develop and thrive by re-establishing natural processes to provide a sustainable future for biodiversity. For the Parish, this will mean how we manage the roadside verges, grasslands and meadows, hedgerows, woodlands, ponds and other wetland areas within the numerous parks and open spaces found within the parish boundary.
Wildflower areas, such as the example shown below, require a minimum of a single cut every year, with all the cuttings being removed from site in order to decrease the fertility of the soil and the vigour of the grasses in order to promote wildflower species.
We also undertake various other work as required to further enhance wildlife habitats which may include cutting back overgrown vegetation, clearance of water courses and pond margins, coppicing, and the provision of deadwood habitat stacks. We may also amend our routine maintenance regimes in order to enhance re-wilding areas.