Grass in some parts of Salisbury is being left uncut - but there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for it.

By enlarging existing areas of long grass, adding new ones and sowing wild flowers, Salisbury City Council aims to encourage biodiversity. 

Long grass and wild flowers provide nectar for bees and increase insect life, which results in food for larger insects and birds, which in turn provides food for even larger birds and mammals.

Salisbury Journal:

Whilst this spring has been a slow one and wild flowers are yet to bloom, the grass is now growing and both will benefit from the warmer weather forecast.

Hudsons Field, Victoria Park, The Greencroft and Churchill Gardens have seen new and larger areas of long grass and more parts of the verge along the ring road have been left uncut.

Following an approach from residents on Paul’s Dene more areas have been allowed to grow.

The council says it will work closely with residents to agree an appropriate cutting regime to balance the benefits to nature and to people living in the area.

If you live in an area where grass could be left uncut, get in touch with the council at

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