Abergavenny Chronicle – Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Bee Friendly signs call on contractors to avoid cutting wildflower verges
“Members of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire have been out and about around Abergavenny planting signs on grass verges to discourage private contractors and council workmen from strimming wildflowers.
The signs bear the Bee Friendly symbol with the message below: ‘Do not mow while flowering’. The same signage will also be installed by Monmouthshire County Council when the urban flowers mix is sown on roundabouts.
Chairwoman of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire Cyrene Powell says the group was ‘very disheartened’ to read the recent story in the Chronicle about the destruction of a bank of wildflowers in Wern Gifford, Pandy by a county council team subcontracted to SWTRA.”