#NoMowMay 2024 | News

#NoMowMay 2024

For another year, we’re taking part in #NoMowMay to help our local wildlife and biodiversity.  

We first took part in the campaign in 2023 and found that by allowing the grass to grow longer, the bees, butterflies, and other wildlife flourished in their natural habitats.

But don’t worry, our teams will continue to work to ensure areas are kept neat and tidy – we’ll just be allowing certain areas to grow more than usual to help our local habitats.

Throughout May, we will:

  • Cut a border of 1 metre around the edges of all grass areas. The rest is going to be left to grow wild.
  • Leave bushes that are flowering alone but continue to trim those that don’t have anything to do with pollen.
  • Continue to weed concreted areas to keep our spaces tidy.


In the UK, we’ve lost approximately 97% of flower-rich meadows since the 1930’s and with them gone are vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies.

But our grassy areas can help! Long grass and wildflowers benefit wildlife, tackles pollution and can even lock away carbon below ground. Even the smallest grassy patches can deliver enormous gains for nature, communities, and the climate.

To find out more about wildlife and biodiversity in the Tower Hamlets borough, visit the Tower Habitats website.

Tower Habitats

No Mow May campaign 

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