Resilient Green Spaces - Greener Corridors and Spaces


For this strand of Resilient Green Spaces, North Wales communities were empowered to manage their public green spaces for the benefit of nature and people.

Our road verges and public green spaces can make up an important and connected habitat for wildlife. Public green spaces can be managed to support a wealth of wildlife including plants, bees, butterflies, bats and reptiles.


To support communities to manage verges and other public green spaces (e.g. community centre grounds or parks) as meadow habitat in partnership with Gwynedd Council. 


  • Social Farms & Gardens
  • Gwynedd Council 


  • Equipped and trained community groups and schools to manage public green spaces in Gwynedd
  • Purchased meadow management machinery for 14 groups in the county
  • Gwynedd Council changed cutting regime to follow conservation guidance from charity Plantlife
  • Council cut ‘visibility strip’ of 1m more regularly so verges look cared for and were safe
  • Commissioned a local artist to design sinage that explained the new cutting regime
  • Policy change by Gwynedd Council means biodiversity is considered in green space management 
  • Helped to change perceptions of what verges should look like and what they provide for wildlife 


Watch our short animation to find out how to manage green spaces for pollinators and why it's important. 

> Read our guidance on verges and green space

> Catch up on our waxcaps of Wales webinar on YouTube

> Find meadow management resources by conservation charity Plantlife

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about our work in Wales, please email [email protected] 

About Resilient Green Spaces

Greener Corridors and Spaces was one of six strands of work in the Resilient Green Spaces project. See our Resilient Green Spaces overview to find out more. 

Resilient Green Spaces is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.



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