Wildlife Ways was a £17 million programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which has seen massive environmental improvements across the borough.
Over the last few years, thousands of trees and over three million bulbs have been planted across the borough. On top of that, millions of wildflowers have been planted, equivalent to around 57 football pitches. Besides making our streets more beautiful, the verge side planting has a serious side. The bulbs and wildflowers support pollinators, including bees which are in sharp decline. They also help insects, birds and mammals move across the borough between parks and open spaces preventing these spaces from becoming ‘islands’.