ROADSIDE VERGES and wildflowers in Pembrokeshire should be better protected, according to Labour Parliamentary Candidate for South Pembrokeshire Delyth Evans.
In a letter to Pembrokeshire County Council, Delyth urges the Council to take action to protect wildflowers, and she criticises the council for cutting back roadside verges too early which destroys wildflowers in bloom and impacts on pollination and other wildlife. The Welsh Government has launched a new five-year programme of maintenance and enhancement to protect verges along the Welsh motorway and trunk road network. Ms Evans is urging Pembrokeshire County Council to adopt a similar initiative on local roads around the county:“At this time of year the roads in Pembrokeshire are full of beautiful wildflowers which are also important to biodiversity. It upsets me to see them being cut down in full bloom. I would like to see the Council following the lead of the Welsh Government and doing more to protect roadside verges and recognise how important they are, both to the natural environment and to the fantastic visitor experience we offer.”