Sustainable Grass Management Pilot Project

Closes 1 Jun 2022

Opened 25 May 2021

Results expected 1 Aug 2022

Feedback expected 31 Aug 2022

Overview

Over the last year the importance of our greenspaces has come into sharp focus. They are vital spaces for people; helping to support our physical and mental well-being. Managed in the right way, they can also play an important part in our response to the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.

In January 2021, Falkirk Council gave the go ahead to an exciting Sustainable Grass Management Pilot Project. During 2021 this project will trial changes to how we manage grassland at 35 greenspace sites (including parks and road verges). Details of the changes proposed at each site are available on the Council website. We encourage you to read over the proposals before continuing with the survey.

We hope the changes will help:

  • create diverse and healthy greenspaces for local people to enjoy
  • benefit wildlife and reduce biodiversity loss
  • help combat the climate emergency

The sorts of changes that will be made include:

  • Creating naturalised grass areas (cut once or twice a year, and sown with wildflowers in some locations)
  • Creating patches or strips of wildflower meadow
  • Delaying or reducing the frequency of amenity grass cutting
  • Planting bulbs and trees
  • Sowing meadow seed or wildflower seed.

Why are we consulting

We are consulting to better understand public support for the benefits of making changes to the way we manage our cut grass areas and to gauge public reaction to and obtain feedback on the changes made at the 35 pilot sites.

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.

Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

  • you have read the privacy notice
  • you agree to take part

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • People's Panel
  • Community councils
  • Faith groups
  • Housing associations
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Voluntary Groups/Organisations
  • Children and Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Council tenants

Interests

  • Area regeneration
  • Conservation
  • Public space
  • Cycling and walking