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Urgent noxious weed problem on verge

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category by Cliff Stanton (Bainton & Ashton Parish Councillor) at 00:10, Friday 19 June 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2162913.

I understand that the verge was sprayed with glyphosate weed killer by Aragon in July last year. Unfortunately this had the effect of killing off the existing benign vegetation and encouraging the growth of nettles, ragwort and spear thistles. The spear thistles are now coming into flower and will start to produce tens of thousands of wind dispersed seeds within a few days from now. The area now requires strimming as a matter of urgency as spear thistles will become an even greater nuisance in the neighbourhood. The hedge and the field behind is a County Wildlife and residents gardens are in the near vicinity. The ragwort will be a danger to the horses in the field should they spread over the hedge.

Please confirm that the sprayed area will be strimmed before the seeds disperse and the cut material removed from the site.

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  • Thank you for making your report

    A request has been logged with our environmental services contractor Aragon Direct Services for their ground maintenance teams to look into your request. Please allow up to 20 working days for this to be done. Your Reference number is: 52388

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 12:36, Friday 19 June 2020

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