OVERGROWN grass in some parts of Bracknell Forest won't be cut for a while leaving residents wondering when it will ever be sorted.

But there is a perfectly good explanation for it, according to the council authority.

The council said they are trying to improve habitats for wildlife by managing road verges and open spaces differently as part of their biodiversity project.

The authority said on their website: "Roadside Nature Reserves are left uncut between spring and late summer, so that the grass and wildflowers can grow. They will not be cut again until after the wildflowers have set seed.

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"In the meantime, these areas should be full of colour and alive with the sound of foraging bees and the sight of butterflies and other insects feeding on wildflower nectar."

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Why is grass being left uncut?

Across the borough, a number of grass verges have been left uncut through June to help plants and animals 'thrive'.

The council is responsible for mowing grass 15 times a year between March and October and on rural verges and dual carriageways twice a year.

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However as part of the scheme, the mowing of the grass verges has been reduced to allow wildflowers to grow and support an abundance of insects such as bees and butterflies.

Bracknell Forest Council state they will be looking to increase the number of Roadside Nature Reserves each year as part of the Bracknell Forest Biodiversity Action Plan.

Damian James, assistant director of contract services said: “As part of the ongoing work related to climate change, Bracknell Forest Council is continually looking for ways to increase biodiversity in the borough.

"This year we are leaving some additional wide grass verge areas uncut to see what develops naturally to enhance the biodiversity in those locations – much of the highway verge remains on the same mowing frequency as previous years. We have also stopped strimming around the base of trees, this is healthier for the trees as it helps to protect the trunk and roots. The rural areas of the borough continue to have the verges cut twice a year, so we see the development of naturally diverse vegetation on these too. This is an ongoing programme which will be adapted over time in response to how successful the changes are.”