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Let the grass grow
12:00am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Your Letters
RECENT letters have rightly highlighted how certain public spaces and gardens are making the district ‘a nicer place to live’.
Wouldn’t it be great if far more publicly-managed land had interest and colour, rather than boring short grass mown to within an inch of its life?
Why not leave some areas unmown to give wild flowers a chance to bloom and seed? Even plant some wild-flower meadows? That way we would get beauty and interest for us humans, as well as major benefits for our hard-pressed bees and other wildlife. And it can be cheaper too!
We understand a new WDC contract for grounds maintenance is being negotiated; surely an ideal time to introduce a fresh and progressive approach.
Mike Chadwick, Coordinator Wycombe Friends of the Earth, Stokenchurch