Fairfield is situated in the middle of Ansford and Castle Cary, jointly owned by both Councils. The field has been developed as an open green space, with facilities for all of the community to enjoy, while enhancing the environmentally-friendly character of the field.
|South Somerset District Council No Mow Trials|
In support of Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ project, we’re implementing a No Mow Trial, by letting the flowers bloom and species prosper across certain SSDC-owned spaces throughout the summer and beyond. This will create new habitats and a vital source of sustenance for our pollinators and other wildlife. We’ll be changing our mowing routine at specific areas maintained by SSDC in Castle Cary, Ansford, Milborne Port, Cucklington, Ilminster and some of the bulb areas in Yeovil to allow wild plants to flower and set seed, hopefully creating enough nectar for ten times more bees and other pollinators. You’re also more likely to spot a greater variety of flowers popping up in your community over the seasons now that these areas are not being cut so frequently during the year.
Look out for the conservation verge signs shown above and scan the QR code to join in and rewild your own patch of land, however big or small! You can also find out more here at the Plantlife website!