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Make our Verges Bloom for Bees!

 

                                                                                          

Pollinating insects are in big trouble. Around 40% of insect species are now facing extinction but they are crucial to human food security.

 Simply cutting the grass less allows more flowers to bloom!

 We have wonderful Nature Reserves and green spaces but this is not enough. All of Cambridgeshire should be managed to support nature. This includes miles of road verges. Cut the grass later, cut the grass less, time the cuts carefully and, most importantly, lift the cut. Moving to this simple ‘cut and collect’ system in itself boosts wildflowers naturally and pollinating insects and other invertebrates thrive.

 Cut and collect saves the Council money!

 Moving to a ‘cut and collect’ system involves buying a new machine but has been shown to save council money after only a few years.* This is supported by Plantlife, Buglife and Butterfly Conservation

 On The Verge Cambridge calls on the County Council to buy the equipment needed and to follow Plantlife’s verge management guidelines.

 Save money, let flowers bloom and bees buzz in Cambridgeshire!  

 Please sign the petition. Many thanks

* Rotherham Council’s 8-mile ring road wildflower meadow saved up to £25,000 in mowing costs and improved biodiversity. Using cut and collect as part of a wider verge management strategy Dorset County Council saved over £100,000 per year.

 

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Friday, 12 March 2021
Ben Greig
This petition currently has 289 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
289 electronic signatures
 Page 1 of 29, items 1 to 10 of 289.
David Abson
Mark Ackroyd
Denise Adams
Mike Aitken Deakin
David Alderson
Pen Aldis
Jonathan Aldous
Bridget Allan
Caroline Amory
Sandra Archer
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:
DateUserDescriptionStatus
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13/03/2021 01:43(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
19/02/2021 22:55Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Hannah BrownPetition Active
17/02/2021 12:10Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Ann HallPetition Active
16/02/2021 23:00Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Paula SabanPetition Active
16/02/2021 20:22Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Marie ShortlandPetition Active
16/02/2021 18:28Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Peter MaxwellPetition Active
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13/02/2021 20:40Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Willa McDonaldPetition Active
13/02/2021 15:20Unregistered UserPetition Signed: John HallPetition Active
13/02/2021 14:03Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Paul EvansPetition Active

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