Thursday, February 2, 2023

Mortal Ash wildflower meadow named one of the best in the country

Scunthorpe’s green spaces and roadside meadows have been recognised nationally with three awards from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The wildflower planting on Mortal Ash Hill was singled out as the overall winner for meadow creation, and the town of Scunthorpe received a Silver Gilt for its work around environment, horticulture and commitment to green spaces.

Central Park’s Baby Memorial Garden also picked up a Judges’ Award for new landscape.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This recognition is excellent, for the people who put in the hard work and for the communities who enjoy the spaces.

“We would not have been able to create the wildflower meadow on Mortal Ash without the local litter pickers either, so this award is for them too.”

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment, said: “This award is well-deserved, and the council team should feel rightly proud of all the work they have put in making places attractive for communities across North Lincolnshire.

“I am particularly pleased that their work creating a wildflower meadow on Mortal Ash Hill was recognised. This received a lot of praise from residents, who said it transformed one of the area’s major roads, and it also created a haven for insects and wildlife.

“Developing and preserving green spaces is a vital part of our Green Futures strategy, which puts creating a sustainable environment for all at the heart of everything we do.”

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