As an aside. we're also starting a scheme to take control of our roadside verge maintenance. The County Council will give us the money they currently pay to their contractor and a license to carry out our own works. Their current schedule prevents wildflowers, as they're cut as they come into bloom and before setting seed. We will be able to work with residents, landowners, volunteer groups, and commercial contractors to agree a specification for each individual section of verge, and to vary that from year to year.