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To protect biodiversity, tree coverage and increase wildflower habitat.

Summary

  • Just under a fifth of respondents would like the council to plant more and diverse greenery in these areas, including outside of green spaces
  • Respondents also suggest planting and maintaining more wildflowers (16%), improving specific and trained staffing to tend to parks and open spaces (14%), or leaving some areas wild and/or introducing no mow zones to allow biodiversity to thrive (11%)

How can the council help to improve things in this area?

Base: Total sample (600)

This table shows how respondents feel the council could help improve things in this area, relating to the principle ‘To protect biodiversity, tree coverage and increase wildflower habitat’:
19% feel they could plant more and diverse greenery, such as trees and shrubs, including outside of green spaces
16% feel they could plant and maintain more wildflowers
14% feel they could improve specific and trained staffing, such as gardeners, parkkeepers, and park wardens
11% suggest leaving some areas wild and/or introducing no mow zones
9% suggest practising thoughtful planting, such as native species, seasonal, or wildlife corridors
8% suggest community involvement/engagement, such as groups or projects
8% suggest encouraging wildlife, such as bug hotels, bird boxes, or being bee friendly
5% suggest education, such as through signage, schools
3% suggest gardeners or groundskeepers
3% feel the council are currently doing a good job/ should continue with current work
2% suggest working with specialist partner organisations to maximise impact
2% suggest limiting use of pesticides/ weedkillers or other chemicals that may damage flora
5% suggest other improvements
29% left no relevant comment

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 Plant more and diverse greenery e.g. trees, shrubs including outside of green spaces 19
2 Plant and maintain more wildflowers 16
3 Improve specific and trained staffing – gardeners, parkkeepers, park wardens 14
4 Leave some areas wild and/or introduce no mow zones 11
5 Practise thoughtful planting e.g. native species, seasonal, wildlife corridors 9
6 Community involvement/engagement e.g. groups, projects 8
7 Encouraging wildlife e.g. bug hotels, bird boxes, bee friendly 8
8 Education e.g. through signage, schools 5
9 Gardeners/ groundskeepers 3
10 Council are currently doing a good job/ continue with current work 3
11 Work with specialist partner organisations to maximise impact 2
12 Limit use of pesticides/ weedkillers or other chemicals that may damage flora 2
13 Other 5
14 No relevant comment 29