The Council are only attempting to get rid of them using a “hot water spray applicator”.
It is pretty ineffective – perhaps taking four or five times longer than the previous arrangements. A large van is required so parking to get the hoses out was a problem. It is supposed to be eco-friendly as it does not use chemicals. But is even that true? A noisy diesel generator to be running the whole time to run the water heater and the pumps – so much for the greenest Borough. They do this twice a year – and it still doesn’t work. Previously spraying weed killer happened once a year and did the trick.