We have agreed to begin rewilding areas in North Somerset. This means we will be creating new habitats to enable wildlife to flourish as well as helping to address climate change. This will include planting trees and letting some areas of grass grow longer.
We’ve been looking at different parks, verges and open spaces that we own throughout the area to see if they’d be suitable for rewilding.
We’re focusing on areas of grass that are closely mown every few weeks. This is called amenity grass. We manage around 2.5 million square metres of amenity grass.
We are not rewilding to save money – we are doing it to enhance the benefits of our natural environment for our residents and wildlife.