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We are responsible for keeping weed growth under control on Council owned land and some schools.

We provide weed control measures, which can include use of machinery, hand weeding or hoeing or use of herbicides. Most of our weed control measures are carried out with chemical control methods using herbicides.

Are these chemical herbicides dangerous?

All herbicides we use are in line with relevant legislation. Our operatives and contractors working on behalf of the Council hold relevant pesticide application qualifications in accordance with regulations. We only use non-residual herbicides as this prevents ground water from becoming polluted by the herbicides.

Will these measures keep areas completely weed free?

No. As we use non-residual herbicides to protect the environment, weeds have to be in active growth for the herbicides to be effective.

Which weeds will we treat?

We will treat weeds on all Council owned land, which includes:

  • Highways
  • Verges
  • Public open space
  • Parks
  • Memorial gardens

When do we treat weeds?

The timing of weed treatment is very important and depends on the weather and other issues. Weed treatments are carried out twice per year between April to November.

We aim to:

  • Treat weeds twice a year
  • Use non-residual herbicides to protect the environment

Please help us by:

  • Not dropping litter or flytipping
  • Keeping fronts of property clear of detritus

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)


Tel: 08085 834333


If you do need to call us,
please try to avoid our busiest times
of lunchtime and early afternoon.

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