Making a real difference by publishing town pollinator plans – Cork County Council

In 2020, Councillors in the East Cork Municipal District approved Ireland’s first whole-town Pollinator Plan for Midleton. In accordance with the AIPP Council guidelines, it very clearly outlines exactly where actions will be taken across Midleton to identify and protect existing habitats, move to pollinator-friendly mowing regimes, plant pollinator-friendly beds, trees and bulbs, provide wild pollinator nesting habitat, and reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides. It has already been an outstanding success, with some surprising results, including the appearance of hundreds of rare orchids along previously mown roadside verges. Following on from this success, Cork County Council have announced an initiative to develop plans for an additional six Cork towns.

  • Council published a Pollinator Plan for Midleton; and Pollinator Plans will be prepared for Carrigaline, Kinsale, Bantry, Macroom, Kanturk and Fermoy
  • Created short & long-flowering meadows
  • Raising awareness through training
  • Staff actively involved in monitoring and recording biodiversity

View/Download the Midleton Pollinator Plan


 

Kildare Pollinator Action Plan 2019-2022

Kildare County Council has developed a plan of action for Kildare County Council, under guidance of Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer.  This action plan means the council will consider pollinators in all areas of their work from the roads section to Libraries and the Local Enterprise Office.