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Pesticide and Herbicide Use

Nationally it is recognised that the use of pesticides and herbicides should be reduced.  As a Council we will strive to reduce the use of pesticides and herbicides and continue to test and trial other alternatives and where feasibly possible instigate alternative measures using up to date guidance from the Government, European Assessment Group on Glyphosates (AGG) and Suppliers

The best way of reducing pesticide use is to change our management practices and leave areas 'wild' to benefit wildlife.  Not spraying areas and allowing weeds to grow will allow biodiversity gain but will need to be clearly explained to residents. 

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