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Help Urban Buzz this summer by taking on a challenge!

Glen Gardens is awash with colour with its new wildflower meadow exploding with colour and buzzing with life. Part of York Urban Buzz, the Mosaic Garden at Glen Garden is one of the first of 100 sites across York to receive a ‘bee makeover’ to enable York parks to provide more homes for bees.

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Plymouth City Centre gets a Buzzing Boost

The Urban Buzz has well and truly arrived in the centre of Plymouth this year and it is starting to bloom, and buzz with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. To add to the fantastic flowers which are already in bloom over at Millbay Park and on many of the city centre’s major roundabouts and road verges, we have now moved right into the heart of the City centre and planted up some beautiful raised flower beds down New George Street and Cornwall Street.

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Pollinator Tea Party

Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join York Urban Buzz for a family friendly, fun, bee themed tea party and pollinator prowl! We have story telling by Hoglets, fun art activities, a pollinator photo booth, bug hunts and more! The event is to raise money for York’s Urban Buzz project which is giving 100 York parks a ‘bee makeover’ by planting wildflowers, trees for bees and opening ‘bee hotels’.

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Winners of Torbay’s Buzzing Art Competition announced!

Wildlife charity Buglife and Torbay Council have run an art competition open to all primary schools in Torbay.  This was to design a postcard to be attached to wildflower seed packets to help people create their own patch of wildflower meadow in their gardens.   Sixty-six children took part, from which two winners were chosen. These lucky winners have received a large Buglife bee hotel for their school grounds and a family ticket to Paignton Zoo, kindly donated by the Zoo. The winners were as follows:    Key Stage One Winner:

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Golf course could push one of Scotland’s rarest species close to extinction

Plans for a 236 hectare golf course near the Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands could put one of Scotland’s rarest species at threat of extinction. Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is asking people to sign their petition calling for Highland Council to do everything within its power to protect Fonseca’s seed fly and its home from development .

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Yorkshire Bank Recognises Community Spirit in York

Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards - York Winners

Two community groups in York have been awarded a funding boost of £10,000 through the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards to recognise the important role they play in the local community. Yorkshire Bank announced the substantial donations to voluntary groups at an awards ceremony in Leeds on 22 June 2016 to recognise the charities and not for profit organisations which are going the extra mile.

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