Hounslow says no to the lawnmower in support of No Mow May

Hounslow is about to go wild.

Published: Thursday, 27th April 2023

No Mow Day

To celebrate and support Plantlife’s national No Mow May event for 2023, Hounslow Council and its partners at Lampton Services will be letting the grass grow in selected Housing areas, Parks, and on grass verges maintained by Hounslow Highways.

This is all to help encourage greater biodiversity, improve our local environment, and create healthier habits for plants and insects. For a more detailed look at why selected areas will be going without a 'haircut' this May, read our blog on the numerous environmental benefits.

Hounslow’s community groups and residents who are passionate about a greener and cleaner Hounslow can register to take part in No Mow May by visiting the Plantlife website. 

The Council’s message to residents is a simple one: store those lawnmowers away for May, and keep off the grass where possible!

From the week commencing 1 May, grass will be left to grow across selected locations in the borough. These areas include:

Parks and Open Spaces

  • Crane Park 
  • Bedfont Lakes
  • Farnell Road Open Space
  • Carville Hall North and South
  • Redlees Park
  • Inwood Park
  • Lampton Park
  • Promenade East
  • Dukes Meadows
  • St Pauls Recreation Ground
  • Homefield North and South
  • Chiswick Back Common
  • Feltham Park
  • Bedfont Green
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Poplar Way Open Space
  • Hanworth Air Park

Housing areas (grass next cut on 26 June)

  • Chiswick – Staveley Gardens, Edensor Road, Hogarth Estate
  • Brentford – Clayponds Estate, Field Lane, Green Dragon Estate, Mercury House Banks, Sidney Gardens
  • Isleworth – Ivy Bridge Banks, Twickenham Road, Bulls Field
  • Hounslow – Kingswood Avenue, Stanborough Road, Unwin Road, Maitland Close
  • Heston – Heston Farm, Convent Way
  • Cranford – Brabazon Estate, Northfields Road
  • Bedfont – Grovestile Waye, Watermead Estate, Hachett Road
  • Feltham – Southern Avenue, Highfields Road, Imperial Road, Sparrow Farm Road
  • Hanworth – Winslow Way, Wigley Road, Oriel Estate

Hounslow Highways will resume the usual grass cutting schedule from June onwards.

Results from previous years demonstrated that the re-wilding initiative provided the perfect environment to sustain 10 times the number of vital pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and moths. While up to 250 species of plants among the long grass, including wild garlic and strawberries were also reported by gardeners.

Join Hounslow in support of No Mow May to help the borough’s green spaces thrive this spring.

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