As an official bee friendly city, we are constantly reviewing grass management and mowing regimes. 

During May mowing will be reduced across Newport. Grass cutting will still take place in some areas throughout May in order to maintain:

  • visibility for road users
  • traffic signage and sight lines clear
  • access on footways and cycle routes
  • parks, sports grounds, cemetery sites and access to play equipment  

Regular mowing schedules across the city will begin again in June. Please be aware that the regular mowing schedules are on a four to six week schedule. This means some areas will be cut sooner than others.

Bee Friendly Newport

Newport has the status of a ‘Bee Friendly City’, and has committed to action to support this pledge, to enhance nature and to help counter the impact of climate change.  

One of the actions undertaken in previous years has been the activity through ‘No Mow May’, over the last four years.  

Alongside this we have also used the regional ‘Nature Isn’t Neat’ approach to promote understanding and encourage us all to alter the way we manage grassland on our verges, open spaces and parks to benefit nature.  

This work links is very much part of the Welsh government’s national approach and ‘Action Plan for Pollinators’, and commitments under the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 and Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

Cut and collect

With help from the Environmental Growth Fund we have purchased machinery to help us change our grass management.  

Working with communities, we have established areas to train our team and trial a new method of managing grass to help set up more successful sustainable working practices in the future.