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Destruction of wildflower roundabout by mowers

Reported via desktop in the General Highways Enquiry category anonymously at 11:25, Wednesday 7 October 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

This mini roundabout is normally full of wild flowers with trailing species specifically chosen to not obstruct traffic [bird's foot trefoil, kidney vetch] and is tended by local residents. It is very obviously cared for. It was dug out & replanted by local residents in 2019 after the council killed everything on it with glyphosate. Despite it obviously being tended, not obstructing traffic, and being full of wildflowers [very evidently a flower bed - it was still flowering!], the council have put their mowers through it! Perhaps we can have a sign that says Wildflower Area to stop this happening again? Can it be added to a map of spaces not to mow? It's heartbreaking to keep having it destroyed. Thankfully it will survive and an Autumnal mow is the best time to do it if it has to be done, but that is through luck and not council judgement. We accept you haven't known it was being managed for nature, but had naively expected the council not to mow a flower bed down!

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:26, Wednesday 7 October 2020

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:45, Friday 9 October 2020

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:21, Friday 9 October 2020

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