Unanimous Support for Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Biodiversity Project

Derbyshire Dales district councillors have voted unanimously to increase biodiversity in the road verges and open spaces the authority manages - 12 pilot areas have been identified.

DDDC were approached by 5 community groups and organisations to take part in the Council’s wildflower verge project:

  • Rewilding Hathersage
  • Wilder Wirksworth
  • Bradwell Wildflower Project
  • Doveridge Parish Council
  • Hartington Parish Council

The groups have informally adopted the verges in their area and are working in partnership with the council to manage them for wildflowers and pollinators.

Each of the pilot sites are being surveyed as part of the monitoring, to see how the verges develop over the next three years.