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We’re growing the weeds, homes to our bees

Published Thursday, 14 May 2020

Bees orchids across Wellingborough will begin to flourish over the next few weeks.

Wellingborough Council and its partners Norse will be allowing the weeds to grow until they’re finishing flowering to provide vital food for our bees.

All key grass verges were cut at the start of May to ensure that the weeds do not obstruct driver’s vision and will be left to flower until the end of July / early August.

The following areas will be left to flowers over the next two months.

  • B 573 (Bottom of A45 Slip Road/Turnells Mill Lane)
  • B 573 (Turnells Mill Lane/A509, Verge opposite B&M’s)
  • A509 (Corner of A509/London Road, verge OS Tesco’s)
  • Trinity Close, Park Farm Industrial Estate
  • Sinclair Drive, Park Farm Industrial Estate
  • Shaw Close, Park Farm Industrial Estate
  • Booth Drive, Park Farm Industrial Estate
  • Hoylake Open Space
  • Kilborn Road (corner with Gleneagles)

Leaving flowers to grow can help to feed bees, which will flower our green spaces, however, it is important to ensure that any verges which are left to grow do not obstruct driver’s views on roundabouts and cross roads.

Leader of the Borough Council, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “Wellingborough Norse are doing a fantastic job to continue to provide vital services for our residents during this time.

“By allowing the weeds to grow and provide food for our bees we will encouraging the flowering of a number of plants across our borough, and joining Councils up and down the country in this important environmental initiative.”