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Valuable verges Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary Hancock
39:42
its a bit difficult to hear Kate
Catriona Cockburn
40:12
Please put any questions in the chat as we go along
Cordelia
40:44
It’s amazing that they grow like that even when the cars / pollution are so close!
Andrew Ryder
43:19
Will the slides be made available?
Matt Hunter
50:02
Could you please ensure that your name in the participants list identifies you as first name, last name
Andy Moffat
54:55
For more information on Plantlife's verge campaign go to https://plantlife.love-wildflowers.org.uk/roadvergecampaign
Cordelia
55:11
Thanks, Andy! Brilliant projects
Andy Moffat
55:40
The Wales YouTube video that Kate mentioned can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er1zAnMojR8
Cordelia
56:53
That’s so funny that you have to make it look like it’s managed!
Jane
57:09
This year the season seems to be about 3 weeks late so no mow may is really no mow june. How can you persuade verge cutters to pay attention to the real life conditions year on year?
Cordelia
59:38
great to see the press writing about this too
Cordelia
01:01:15
https://plantlife.love-wildflowers.org.uk/roadvergecampaign
Cordelia
01:01:55
https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/no-mow-may :)
Mike Wallace
01:02:42
Are there any Councillors representing Petersfield wards listening to this?
Peter Bisset
01:03:06
yes
Robert Mocatta
01:03:09
Yes.
Nancy Clarke
01:04:05
Or Alton?
Mike Wallace
01:04:06
Thanks, Peter - you will have a major communication and selling job ....
Cordelia
01:04:20
The Winchester Biodiversity Plan: https://www.winchester.gov.uk/climate-change-and-energy/climate-emergency-what-we-are-doing-now/biodiversity
Andy Moffat
01:04:39
Winchester Biodiversity Action Plan: https://www.winchester.gov.uk/climate-change-and-energy/climate-emergency-what-we-are-doing-now/biodiversity
Andrew Ryder
01:09:11
Do verges attract larger wildlife which in turn become a danger to road traffic?
Cordelia
01:09:12
New Leaf! Wonderful!
Andy Moffat
01:10:27
Go see: https://newleafalresford.org/
Cordelia
01:10:35
How does the monitoring work? Surveys?
Cordelia
01:11:26
How can I find out who manages the verges near me?
Jane Thomson
01:16:53
new Arlesford bypass - the whole length between the two roundabouts gets mown to death every year as does the whole of the wide grass areas in Ropley. There is a huge opportunity to improve these areas. Why is this low hanging fruit not in the plan?
Lucy Spooner
01:19:59
What is your opinion on ragwort and does this need different management?
Samantha Dalling
01:20:01
Jane the A31 bypass comes under Hampshire County Council management. They have made adjustments and are working with Plantlife. I think they are down to 2 cuts per annum but safety cuts are also made.
imogenoxley
01:23:16
If you would like to keep an eye on what’s happening in Alresford keep an eye on the New Leaf website for updates: www.newleafalresford.org or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/456770654995996
Rachel Gorvin
01:28:58
nice
Jane Thomson
01:30:59
excellent
Anne
01:41:32
could you explain a little more about grasses being useful for moth species as I thought they were wind pollinated so pollen wouldn't be useful for insects?
Andy Moffat
01:44:47
Could any of the speakers apply the principles of verge management to people's lawns in their front or back gardens - any quick comments about what homeowners can practically do?
Andy Moffat
01:45:14
Thanks Melanie!
Cordelia
01:45:41
Wow that’s beautiful!
Peter Greinke
01:45:53
Golf courses?
Cordelia
01:46:30
rhs: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=436
Andy Moffat
01:46:56
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/wildlife-garden
Jane Thomson
01:47:51
great idea to complain to EDHC website!!
Cordelia
01:48:30
it’s there!
Cordelia
01:48:45
i’ve just completed it :)
Pippa Lee
01:48:50
is 1 concerned or 10
Cordelia
01:48:58
10 is concerned
Troy Planning + Design
01:49:05
It’s a pop up
Vincent Edberg
01:49:26
Is 10 high or low concern
Andy Moffat
01:49:29
I think you need to do all the questions then submit
Cordelia
01:49:35
i think 10 is concerned
Phil Paulo
01:49:39
Hi All, worth looking into HIWWT Waste of Space Campaign (https://www.hiwwt.org.uk/waste-space) for an opportunity to highlight spaces for improvement for biodiversity.
Liz
01:49:39
I can’t go higher than 8 but would like to put 10
Cordelia
01:49:48
Scroll down :)
Liz
01:50:10
It won’t let me scroll down further that 8
Malinda Griffin
01:50:15
I've presumed 10 is greatest concern?
Cordelia
01:50:34
hold your curser over it and scroll down - try that
Andy Moffat
01:50:36
Managing Grassland Road Verges (Plantlife) (2019)A best practical guide for highways managers, road engineers, operations managers, landscape architects and all those engaged with verge management and creation. It covers those aspects previously described in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges wildflower handbook and focuses on the management of lowland and upland grassland verges.Download at https://www.plantlife.org.uk/application/files/3315/7063/5411/Managing_grassland_road_verges_Singles.pdf
Peter Greinke
01:50:52
not entirely relevant but can we encourage use of peat-free composts only?
Dale-Harris
01:51:38
I would like to ask a question about safety and uncut verges… highways have been heard to say that the verges need to be cut as if they are left the lack of visibility can be a safety issue..
Dale-Harris
01:52:21
I think that there is a case to be made which says that people drive more slowly when they can see less clearly - has anyone had any experience of using this argument with highways?
Troy Planning + Design
01:52:37
Do you have any examples of how these interventions are set out in Neighbourhood Plan Policy? We have several NDPs in draft stage and would like to include them.
Alastair Bayliss
01:52:43
Is it best to let what wants to grow grow or is it worth putting in the effort with plug plants or seeds?
Troy Planning + Design
01:54:59
Relating to my last question we are also looking to include guidance in Design Guide SPDs and Design Codes so any advice welcomed!
Andy Moffat
01:57:10
Please look at the Petersfield Society website if you haven't come across us before: https://petersfieldsociety.org.uk/
Andy Moffat
01:57:20
Better still, join us!
Andy Moffat
01:58:10
To find out more about the PeCAN verge campaign, go to Pecan verge campaignhttps://www.facebook.com/PetersfieldClimateActionNetwork
Gareth Matthes
02:01:24
Are there any other good species to introduce like yellow-rattle. Red bartsia is also a hemi-parasite of grasses but you do not hear it being planted to control grasses
Liz
02:01:45
Huge problem re councils- and who to contact initially as a resident who is interested in these initiatives.
Malinda Griffin
02:03:32
This sounds like a naive question but has anyone got any tips about persuading a council focused on "tidiness" to engage with residents aspirations for no mowing. We've had some Cllrsa supporting but they don't feel able to move on with seniot cllrs and officers
Kate Petty
02:03:35
There’s more tips about who to contact/how to get started in the Good Verge Guide
Andrew Ryder
02:03:52
Great about the slides. And the links. Thanks
Matt Hunter
02:04:01
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Liz Bisset
02:04:12
You can save chat using three dots
Anne
02:05:06
Really interesting thank you
Liz McCallum
02:05:26
Thank you- very interesting.
imogenoxley
02:05:27
Thank you everyone! Very encouraging forum. Good things are happening
Troy Planning + Design
02:05:32
Thank you Petersfield Society and Kate, Rick, Chris and all involved.
Phil Paulo
02:06:16
Thank you to all of the speakers - a great discussion and hopefully will inspire some local action in Petersfield.
Paul Wyeth
02:06:22
Excellent, many thanks, Paul
Andrew Ryder
02:06:36
Thanks for this, Petersfield Society and speakers!
Malinda Griffin
02:06:38
Thank you Andy, Melanie for setting up this oppoortunity...and to Kate, Christopher & Rick for your insights
Dale-Harris
02:07:11
Thank you all very much … very encouraging….
imogenoxley
02:07:12
Great final message Andy - thank you
Cordelia
02:07:14
thank you!!
Alastair Bayliss
02:07:20
Thanks from Haslemere way!
Jane Thomson
02:07:35
thanks for an interesting forum - how will we be able to get our question answered if it was missed this evening?