We are delighted to have supported a Bees’ Needs award winning community project in Bristol as part of the Urban Buzz project. Working with South Gloucestershire Council and community groups, Patchway Common has been transformed into a buzzing wildflower meadow.
Representatives from the council were presented the award at Kew Gardens, hosted by Defra and Green Flag Award in recognition of the collaborative effort of local people to create a haven for bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects.
The Green Gym group and Bradley Stoke in Bloom started work last autumn to bring the neglected common back into active management. Pupils from Wheatfield Primary School then joined Buglife and the council to spread wildflower seed across the common creating a colourful, flower-rich meadow. Local groups will continue to look after the site, managing the grassland with traditional scythes.