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Re-wilding the Pinfold in Tong Village

Following a request by Matt Edwards, Bradford Council have agreed to let The Pinfold in Tong Village become a haven for wildlife allowing it to ‘rewild’.

Matt Edwards at the Pinfold in Tong Village

Matt has been asked by residents in Tong Village to ask the Council to stop cutting the grass and allow it to grow long and allow wild-flowers to grow.

The Pinfold was originally built to hold stray or loose animals until their owner reclaimed them.

Matt said, “by not cutting lawns, and allowing them to ‘wild’ this gives benefits for our wildlife including birds and hedgehogs.”

The RSPB say that wild lawns provide home for lots of different insects that are eaten by birds and other wildlife.

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One thought on “Re-wilding the Pinfold in Tong Village

  1. Good move. Thank you.
    I believe any mowing (done September after seed is set) should be raked off. Or you could use cattle to graze part of the year, as at Trench Meadows SSSI, Saltaire. Or get the relevant conservation advice.

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