Dear Doncaster Borough Council,

How much of the antibiotic chemical, glyphosate, has been sprayed in the DMBC area during the period 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021.

And can I have a copy of your risk assessment regarding the use of this chemical.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lewis

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Paul,

Re: Request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations

Thank you for your request for information. I note in you have referred to your request as a Freedom of Information request however as you are asking for information about the environment it has been determined that your request falls under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).

I can confirm your request has been passed to the relevant department who will endeavour to search for any information held and provide you with a response as soon as is possible. This will be within 20 working days and in any case by the 8th June 2021.

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Yours sincerely

Craig Miller
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Corporate Resources
Doncaster Council

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FOI Environmental & Trading Services, Doncaster Borough Council

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Paul Lewis

 

Ref:  753769

 

Dear Mr. Lewis,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 10th May 2021 regarding
Glyphosate usage by Doncaster Council. Please see our response to your
request below.

 

Request

 

How much of the antibiotic chemical, glyphosate, has been sprayed in the
DMBC area during the period 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021.

 

And can I have a copy of your risk assessment regarding the use of this
chemical.

 

Response

Doncaster Council used 4,000 litres of glyphosate in the period 2020/21

The risk assessments for spraying are attached to this email.

I Hope this information is useful to you.

If you are not happy with this reply, you can ask us to review our
response. To do this write to us within 40 working days of receiving your
response at the address below or email [1][email address]

 

If you do not agree with the review decision you can apply to the
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision about our
compliance or otherwise with the EIR legislation. Contact details for the
ICO are Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. [2]www.ico.org.uk Telephone 0303 123 1113.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jayne Rowland-Johnson

 

Jayne Rowland-Johnson

Operations Manager

Street Scene

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Environmental & Trading Services,

Why does your risk assessment fail to take into account the problems caused by releasing this carcinogenic chemical into the soil.

You should be aware that many countries have already banned the use of this chemical.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Lewis

Ridge, David, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis
 
Thank you for your further communication.
 
The products we use are fully approved and licensed for use in the UK and
are used in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Our risk
assessments identify the tasks, hazards and control measures for safe
application/use of these.
 
Please find below a link to the Health and Safety website that contains
useful information relating to approved products etc. 
 
[1]www.hse.gov.uk/pesticides/
 
 
Kind regards
 
David
 
David Ridge MCIHort MCIMSPA
Head of Street Scene Services 
Economy and Environment
Doncaster Council 
 
Phone            01302  734494
Address  North Bridge Depot, North Bridge, Doncaster, DN5 9AN
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Website  [3]www.doncaster.gov.uk
 
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Dear Ridge, David,

UK authorities said Thalidomide, DDT, Cigarettes, Lead etc.. were all safe

Glyphosate is a known carcinogen and you authorise its use

Paul Lewis