Wildlife site plan for cemetery
PART of a town cemetery could be turned into a designated wildlife site.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has been looking into the possibility of using part of Louth Cemetery on London Road as a wildlife site.
Mark Schofield from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has put forward a proposal to Louth Town Council who manage the cemetery.
If the council agrees, it could see cutting costs reduced as the designated area would only require one cut a year.
The area would see wildflowers grow and help other wildlife flourish such as bees.
Mr Schofield said: “Grassland in Lincolnshire is being lost at a horrific scale. Lincolnshire has lost one species of flowering plant every two years since 1900”
The Trust carried out a survey at the 8.2 hectare cemetery in June.
The survey identified 108 plant species and 17 independent grassland areas of value.
Two hectares were identified as a possible future wildlife site.
If the town council agree, the trust will offer such services as regular habitat surveys, ongoing monitoring, volunteer labour and community awareness events.