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BEES and butterflies will be in for a treat as stunning new wildflower havens are created in Redcar and Cleveland.

The central reservation of the A1085 and six roundabouts and sections of the verge along the A174 from Greystone, Eston, to Quarry Lane, Saltburn, have been treated to remove grass and seeded with a variety of wildflowers. Poppies are included as a direct homage to the upcoming 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Councillor Alec Brown, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We know some people have commented that the roundabouts look a little sorry for themselves at the moment. I can assure them it’s just temporary. As soon as the seeds sprout and grow around June, the roundabouts will be bursting with colour.

“As well as being stunning to look at, the wildflowers will provide the perfect environment for bees, butterflies and other insects to thrive.”

Part of the Love It campaign to improve the local environment, the new wildflower areas will also reduce disruption to motorists as they require minimal maintenance.

To find out more about Love It, visit: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/loveit

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