NEW wildflower corridors are providing some much-needed cheer during lockdown across Trafford.

The One Trafford partnerships has been working with In Bloom and park friends groups to create the colourful swathes, with £100,000 invested in the initiative over the past three years.

Thousands of new bulbs have taken root along natural strips at Hullard Park, Seymour Park, Longford Park, Turn Moss Park, Lostock Park, Moss Park and Gorse Hill Park.

Reduced grass cutting regimes mean the wildflower meadows will only be mown once a year. Supporters of the scheme say this will enable them to flourish and attract pollinators next summer.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, environment executive member, said: "Over the last few years the Wilding Trafford project has been flourishing in the borough. Not only has the project helped to establish a better network of essential habitats and feeding areas for pollinators, it’s also given us a better understanding of how we can support the wildlife population."

Native daffodils, crocus and snowdrops have been planted at John Leigh Park, Victoria Park, Walton Park and Worthington Park.