Waverley Borough Council trials pesticide-free weed control in the borough

Published Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Waverley Borough Council starts trialling pesticide-free weed control this week in parts of the borough in order to assess alternatives to traditional pesticide based methods.

The trial, which initially encompasses pavements, roads gutters and traffic islands in parts of Haslemere, Cranleigh, Godalming and Farnham started on Monday 14 September and will continue next year in the same areas.

It is the start of the council’s assessment of alternatives to traditionally used pesticide based products; if successful, it will form part of a number of future measures aimed at reducing overall pesticide usage in the coming years.

The council is also currently asking residents to get involved and have their say in what we can do to help tackle climate change by taking part in a survey at http://www.waverley.gov.uk/ClimateEmergency.

The survey closes on 16 October and residents are urged to take part and help inform the council's action plan going forward.

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