Our first ‘Buzz Stop’ is on the corner of Lancaster and Sandridge Roads, where members of Wilderhood Watch and the Green Party spent Saturday 5th October 2019 sowing seeds for a wildflower meadow. The native seed mixture we use contains hardy annual and perennial varieties and is designed to be planted over existing grass.
After a couple of false starts, where our Buzz Stop meadow was inadvertently mown twice by the Council’s contractors, we are now happy to report that our Buzz Stop has been exempt from mowing since then and the grass has grown longer, and some wild flowers are beginning to appear.
To make our Buzz Stop super pollinator- friendly, Hertfordshire City Council are cooperating with Clear Channel to replace the existing bus shelter with a purpose-built one with a sedum roof. Due to the lockdown, this has now been postponed to a later date.
In March 2020 residents planted a wildflower meadow at our Lancaster Rd Buzz Stop.
We are hopeful that our Lancaster Road Buzz Stop will be the first of many, and can’t wait to see wildflowers popping up! Below are photos of wildflowers taken of our prototype meadow (in a resident’s garden) using the same seed mix.