Explore How Marlow Town Council Is Helping Pollinators 

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A message from Marlow Town Council regarding their work supporting pollinators, how we can all help, and find out more at the Bee Town display at Marlow Library until 1st September:

Marlow Town Council (MTC) is pleased to invite all Marlow residents to the Marlow Library to see how we are supporting native local bees. Young and old alike can read about bees and how everyone can play a role at home supporting them. MTC’s wild verges strategy for this year and the future is explained, and residents can check out our new Wild Verges map where you can easily see the grass that MTC is responsible for cutting (not all areas are owned or maintained by MTC in the town). Additionally, residents can read about MTC’s Environment and Wellbeing Committee’s Pollinator Action Plan. 

Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Environment and Wellbeing Committee Cllr Colleen Stapley explained, “Unfortunately, Wild Marlow’s Bee Festival was cancelled, and we wanted all the important information we had put together for our presence there to be seen by the public. We as a Council do a lot of things but we don’t get that many opportunities to share what we have been working on with residents, so we were disappointed when the Bee Festival didn’t go ahead.”  

“We tried to find another venue for a while, then the library stepped in and were kind enough to grant us space to put up our Bee Town display. I hope all residents, when they visit the library from August 16th – Sep 1st, will take a moment to read our boards alongside finding a good book. MTC and my committee are continuing to focus on small, easy to replicate behaviour changes that we can all make together. Change starts first with awareness and education and then can move into action. We hope residents will learn something new about bees, what MTC is doing and how they can help too – because only by working together are we able to create positive change that can make a positive difference.” 

We hope to see you at Marlow Library before September 1st.  Residents can next see and interact with MTC at the Carnival Green Village on September 16th, 2023.  MTC hopes to see you there. 

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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