Mayor declares war on weeds!
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, has declared war on
weeds in Bedford Borough and arranged for extra work to clear the
weeds which have shot up in the unusual spring and summer weather
significantly disrupting our usual annual herbicide treatment
Late spring and early summer saw the wettest recorded period in
history which led to weeds growing extremely fast across the
borough. Now the wet weather has settled down, the Council is
fighting back and working harder than ever to clear weeds across
The Council has adapted the road gritting quad bike to put down
pesticide as well as using trained officers armed with backpacks
and spraying lances. Officers are also working overtime at weekends
to deal with the problem areas.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We are declaring
war on weeds across the borough. Many have shot up through
pavements and alongside roads following the wet and unsettled
weather we experienced during the spring and early summer.
“This has been a problem across the country but we are fighting
back and pursuing the most extensive programme ever to remove weeds
from our streets.
“We have already treated significant parts of the borough but
the work is ongoing as we continue to tackle this unprecedented