Wildlife to benefit at Cambridge City Council cuts out chemicals in parks
Cambridge City Council is to clamp down on its use of chemicals in parks and open spaces.
The move is part of its ongoing ambition to achieve a measurable net gain in biodiversity for Cambridge. The aim was outlined in a biodiversity emergency motion adopted by the council earlier this year. The motion recognises the immediate global biodiversity emergency and the local impact this could have in the city.
Cllr Katie Thornburrow, executive councillor for planning policy and open spaces, said: “The council has made significant contributions to Cambridge’s biodiversity since the adoption of the 2006 nature conservation strategy. This has seen the designation of 12 nature reserves and numerous community projects, including water course restoration, swift box schemes, wildlife-focused community gardens and large, new natural green spaces within new neighbourhoods.