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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 programme.

 

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 borough.

 

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 weed growth.”

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