Community Weeding Scheme

You can nurture local biodiversity by taking a selective approach to weeding your street’s pavements.

How will the Community Weeding Scheme work?

In roads that join the scheme, the thorough annual weed will take place during the autumn and winter months, not during the growing season.

While the mechanical sweeping will still take place in the kerb channels to ensure they’re kept clean, manual sweepers won’t remove wild plants from the pavement. This will ensure that many plants will be allowed to thrive and flower.

Volunteers who sign up to the scheme will need to keep an eye out for plants that could cause trip hazards, or damage pavements or walls, and remove them before they become a problem.