More pollinator friendly ‘one-cut’ mowing sites confirmed for Cardiff’s parks
An additional 2.6 hectares of parkland in Cardiff is moving to a more pollinator friendly ‘one-cut’ mowing regime.

The decision to reduce the frequency of mowing across an area the equivalent size of 6 senior football pitches, takes the total area of native meadows, pollinator friendly and one cut sites looked after by the council to 33.5 hectares.

The new one-cut regimes in Splott have been identified following consultation with local community groups and will be implemented in Moorland Park, Splott Park and Tremorfa Park.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: “Over time these new sites will bring colour to these areas of parkland and provide valuable habitats for wildlife.

“It’s important to note that this is not about saving money – any savings will be negligible, but we have to look at the bigger picture and protect nature for the benefit of the planet and future generations.

“We will continue to explore options for more sites that could support these reduced mowing regimes, however there is a balance to be struck - not all sites are suitable for this type of reduced mowing regime and we also need to ensure that residents have suitable green spaces to walk their dogs or let their children play.”

The new mowing regime will be implemented from the start of the next mowing season.