Use of weed killer

After lobbying from a group of islanders, with the support of Cllr Susanna Pressel, the City Council has agreed to stop spraying pavements on the island with weed killer for the rest of 2020, as an experiment. The islanders who objected were concerned about the potential environmental and health impacts of herbicides, in particular glyphosate.

Spraying will start again if the streets become full of weeds and the tarmac is damaged. We can all remove weeds from the house fronts in our own streets, either by pulling them out or using a hoe or trowel. If you need help with this please contact Lesley Casey