Maidstone Borough Council Parks and Open Spaces ‘Go Green Go Wild’ scheme has been chosen by Defra to receive a ‘Year of Green Action Bees’ Needs Award for the Wildflower Meadow Pollinator Project delivered this year.
2019 is The Year of Green Action, a year-long project aiming to see more people from all backgrounds involved in projects to improve the natural world. As part of this year of action, these awards recognise local authorities and community groups who help protect pollinators in parks and greenspaces.
The winning project created seven stunning wildflower meadows across Maidstone with the help of volunteers. Maidstone Borough Council workers prepared the land late in spring, ready for volunteers to come along and sow wildflower seeds to brighten the neighbourhoods and create purposeful habitats for bees and wildlife.
In order to be considered the project had to demonstrate: dedication to supporting pollinators, innovation and creativity, promotion to others / awareness raising of Bees’ Needs and evidence of beneficial impact to pollinators.
Nicola Toulson, Community Partnership Officer for Maidstone Borough Council co-ordinates the Go Green Go Wild scheme said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen for this award. It is great for the Go Green Go Wild scheme to achieve recognition for all the work being done across the borough to encourage people to look after the nature on their doorstep.”
The Parks and Opens Spaces Team have been invited to an event at Wax Chandlers Hall, London in November to receive the award and meet the other recipients.
Anyone interested in helping with Go Green Go Wild projects needs to register their details at the website: Go Green Go Wild.