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
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.