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Cllr Mark Child praises wildflower scheme as it kicks off for 2017

Swansea council’s programme for planting wildflowers across the city is about to start for 2017. Its positive impact on the city has been praised by Labour councillor for West Cross and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Healthy City Mark Child.

The programme, which begins in April, will see 41,000 square metres of wild flowers – equivalent to seven football pitches – planted on roundabouts, roadside verges and in parks. The wildflower programme began five years ago and has grown since then, with the help of funding by Swansea Council and contributions from some community councils and some internal departments.

“I am delighted that again we will be increasing the sites in Swansea for wildflowers, which really brighten up the City for residents and visitors alike” said Cllr Child.

“We have had praise from around the world for this initiative, which is both attractive and environmentally beneficial.”


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