Village joins project to let the grass grow

Residents in Lavenham are hoping to encourage wildlife with the creation of a wildflower meadow.

Volunteers have been working to improve the biodiversity in the village and have been planting wildflower plant bulbs ready for the summer.

The scheme is part of Babergh District Council’s “long grass initiative” which involves letting the grass grow in certain areas to create wildlife-friendly spaces.

The idea was piloted in Long Melford last year when selected areas of grass were only cut once, instead of 14 times during the growing season.

Jo Seymour, Babergh’s horticultural officer, said she was thrilled Lavenham residents had taken an interest.

“Our residents really care about where they live and have combined this with helping our native wildlife,” she said.