Not so wild about meadow plan for Gorebridge

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Community councillors want to trim proposals to create three wild flower meadows in Gorebridge.

Midlothian Council has suggested trial beds in parts of Gore Glen, Arniston Park and Birkenside Park, but local representatives feel that those areas are not the best sites.

While Gorebridge Community Council accepts the principle of biodiversity, it believes that a wild flower meadow should be tested on a more appropriate site in the area.

By choosing to seed selected areas for wild flowers, Midlothian Council hopes to improve the environment and reduce its grass cutting budget.

Midlothian councillor Jim Muirhead told last week’s community council meeting that introducing wild flowers to parkland areas was not a straightforward operation.

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