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Managing Fife’s grassland - consultation
Created: 17/11/2020, Updated: 26/11/2020
Fife Council is encouraging Fifers to share their views on how the grassland in our communities should be managed in the future.
Fife Council has said, "by agreeing a new way of managing the grassland maintained by the Council, we can breathe new life into our grasslands and create more natural landscapes. We can also help meet our targets to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% compared to a 1990 baseline by 2030
We know the UK has lost 97% of its flower-rich grassland over the past 70 years. This has resulted in a drastic decline of around two thirds of pollinating insects. Fife is the most heavily cultivated region in Scotland so we can make a difference and give our wildlife more of a chance by changing the way we manage our urban green spaces, This is a great opportunity to counter act these declines with your involvement and with your local community."
The strategy and maps showing the Council's proposals for each town and village can be accessed here.
The Council is running an online survey to capture views and this will run from 16 November 2020 until 31 December 2020. Youcan also phone 01592 583469 to request an information pack and feedback form, or take part in an open discussion on Let's Talk about Our Fife.
A report collating the feedback from Fife’s communities will inform how the new grasslands management proposals will be implemented.