Sites in St Peter's and Battenhall benefit from wildflower planting

July 19 2019
Sites in St Peter's and Battenhall benefit from wildflower planting

Sites in St Peter's and Battenhall have benefited from Worcester City Council's wildflower planting programme.

The authority has been planting wildflowers by Croft Road car park and in the city’s popular parks for some time.

This year councillors suggested a number of additional sites and, during the spring, wildflower seeds were planted on land on the north side of the A4440, between the Ketch roundabout and the rear of Hydrangea Close and at Battenhall Park on land between the rear of Ransom Avenue and Battenhall Rise.

The council plans to increase the number of sites where it plants wildflowers in 2020.  

The authority is also trialling a reduction in the frequency with which some grass areas are mowed, to allow natural meadow to flourish.

Photo caption: Colourful sight: Conservative Worcester city councillor Andy Stafford with Mark Worrall and Graham Pratt, who planted wildflowers.