Town Mayor Councillor Steve Eva, Deputy Mayor Councillor Minson and Councillor Parker, Belinda Edwards (CC Landscape Architect), members of Cormac, Community Volunteers and residents celebrated the completion of improvements at Prislow Fields on Saturday. The improvements were funded by local developments in the area and carried out by a partnership of Cornwall Council, Cormac and Falmouth Town Council in consultation with local residents.
Town Mayor stated 'we have heard a lot recently about climate change and decline of wildlife. Sometimes we are left feeling helpless about the scale of the problem and what we can do to change things for the better. But if there is one thing we can do, it is to start to make a change in our own back gardens and community spaces. Lots of small changes all add up to big changes! Here at Prislow Fields a start has been made!'
The creation of new wildflower patches will help reverse the decline in insect populations, including bees and butterflies, by providing pollen, nectar and shelter. This will also help increase the numbers of birds, which feed on them. Twenty new trees have been planted which as they grow, in time will help reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere as well as providing more spaces for wildlife.
The new path will make it easier for all to come out and enjoy using the space.
Everyone joined in to build a bug hotel, which will provide important shelter for insects, particularly over the winter months. Wildflower seed bombs were also made.