These pictures happen to be from Overstone Road but they could any street in the borough. We are becoming engulfed with weeds. They are emerging through the cracks in the paving stones.
What is going on?
David Page, the Council’s Director for Safer Neighbourhoods, tells me:
“As you are aware the Leader said the council world stop spraying Glyphosate on its roads, footways, estates and parks.
“Glyphosate was used by both Serco and Quadron in these areas. We are currently assessing alternatives and are likely to trial two options over the autumn to understand which one best meets our needs before we choose one or the other.
“They are both water based options that use no chemicals and are completely green.”
I’m all for being as green as possible. But this is a shambles. The Council should have had the trial first to check if it worked. Instead we have stopped spraying Glyphosate and have even attempted to kill the weeds with anything else yet.