Central to the design of the new-look Cheney Row Park is an area of uncut grass that will encourage biodiversity. For me, it’s an important visual reminder that we share the space with nature and that we need to give nature an opportunity to thrive.
The grass in the park will be cut by a contractor and I know from bitter experience that contractors don’t always do as good a job as they might following the instructions given to them by the people paying for their services. I’m not saying that this area of uncut grass will be cut, just that it might be. So I’m really pleased that council officers have shared the grass cutting plan with us. Now we can all see what should be mown and what should be left unmown. And, most importantly, we can raise the alarm if the contractor isn’t doing what it is supposed to be doing.