POTHOLE, GROT SPOT & HIGH STREET UPDATE
- Received the following clarification from the Borough Council, following concerns about the use of glysophate for weed spraying:
“Weed spraying operations are currently being carried out throughout Cheltenham (dependent on prevailing weather conditions). We use the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved chemical herbicides (which contains glyphosate) to treat weeds around trees, obstacles, fences, along walls and road signs to reduce the need for strimming and to improve the visual appearance of grass growth around fixtures. We also apply it to footpath surfaces and roadside channels.
“As part of an overall review next year the council will be seeking to reduce the use of glyphosate and other weed control chemicals and move toward alternative methods of controlling weeds.”