Cllr. Howard Roberts, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, said in a council press release, “It is great to see Rugby once again picking up national awards for the way we manage our open spaces. These awards are a tribute to the Rugby Borough Council’s cooperation with volunteers across the borough who support us with surveys, advice and regular maintenance, at these sites and elsewhere."
The Bees’ Needs award celebrates bee-conservation efforts through active support for pollinating insects. The judges were impressed by the rapid increase of biodiversity and bee-friendly wildflowers evident at the Urban Meadows sites, especially at Shakespeare Gardens, as well as the continuing success of the nectar-rich planting at Gladstone Green and Centenary Park.
Photo: Cllr. Roberts, "Having declared a climate emergency it is important that we take every opportunity we can to support wildlife and maintain our open spaces in a way that will lock in as much carbon as possible.”