'˜Flowers' bloom to mark wildlife verges

Yellow flowers marking wildlife verges have been erected across East Sussex.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:49 am
Signs which flag up a wildlife verge SUS-180525-102217001

There are around 165 wildlife verges in East Sussex which are not cut back between March 1 and August 21.

Signs have been erected around Eastbourne, Litlington and Seaford sparking debate on Facebook groups.

A spokesperson at East Sussex County Council said, “We have selected verges across the county known as wildlife verges, which have been identified as having rare species of wildflowers and mammals – these are marked with small yellow signs.

“To help maintain these habitats we do not cut our wildlife verges between March 1 and August 31.

“This allows for bird nesting season and for the wildflowers to seed.”