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Reader's letter: Cut out the strimming

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Cycling along Bede House Lane, Newark, I stopped to chat with two council workers who were clearing the wildflowers from the cracks in the pavement.

Everything had to be cleared as ordered by the council.

All plants have names, local names, Latin names, herbal uses, folklore and many are foodplants and a source of nectar for our declining insects.

Letter. (30301531)
Letter. (30301531)

There are some excellent environmental initiatives in our towns and cities, sadly, in Newark, apart from the Library Gardens (over 50 wildflower species) and Devon Park we only see formal gardens and strimming and cutting. ­— David Atkinson, Newark.

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