Council’s wildflower meadow wins praise


LYMM Parish Council has won praise from residents for a wildflower meadow initiative in Ridgway Grundy Park.

A linear “meadow” has been created along the full length of the football pitch in the park – a haven for bees and numerous other insects and a blaze of colour in places.
The work was carried out by Warrington Borough Council. But the idea came from the parish – who also paid for the work to be done.
A second meadow has been created in the park, near to the Bridgewater Canal.
One Lymm resident said: “When I first saw what was happening I was baffled. It just seemed as if the grass along the side of the soccer pitch had been ripped up.
“But the ground had also been re-seeded and is now a blaze of colour in places. It really looks beautiful – and it must have given a big boost to local wildlife.”

It is expected that although the meadow will be damaged during the football season it will grow again next year.
Pictured below: The flowers in close-up


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