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We have selected verges across the county known as wildlife verges, which have been identified as having rare species of wildflowers and mammals.  Roadside verges can provide a habitat for many rare species of wildflowers and mammals, which need to be protected.

To help maintain these habitats we make sure that we do not cut our wildlife verges between 1 March and 31 August.  This allows for bird nesting season and for the wildflowers to seed.

The wildlife verges are marked with small yellow indicators.  These help our grass cutting team to know what time of year to carry out their cuts.

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How does East Sussex Highways look after wildlife verges?

We have selected verges across the county known as wildlife verges, which have been identified as having rare species of wildflowers and mammals. 

Roadside verges can provide a habitat for many rare species of wildflowers and mammals, which need to be protected.  To help maintain these habitats we make sure that we do not cut our wildlife verges between 1 March and 31 August.  This allows for bird nesting season and for the wildflowers to seed.  

The wildlife verges are marked with small yellow indicators.  These help our grass cutting team to know what time of year to carry out their cuts.

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How do I request for a verge to become a wildlife verge?

Let us know the specific location and types of wild flower and/or the wildlife that are using the habitat.  The Ecological Officer for East Sussex County Council will then assess the location to decide whether it is suitable to become a designated wildflower verge.

You can suggest a location for a wildlife verge via our Wildlife Verges Survey Form.
Completed wildlife forms should be returned by post to:
East Sussex Highways
Ringmer Depot
The Broyle
Ringmer
East Sussex
BN8 5NP

or by email to customer@eastsussexhighways.com
 

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