Ragwort

Cumbria County Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Cumbria County Council,

Your webpage:
Rights of Way - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transpor...

My request concerns the section 'Who is responsible for removing ragwort from the roadside?' on the above link to your website which contains various assertions and another of your webpages set out below. I would be interested to know the evidence basis for Cumbria CC making such claims.

Information required
1. The scientific or official information in the council's posession that supports the assertion that ragwort "is the most frequent cause of livestock poisoning in Britain"
2. The scientific or official information in the council's posession that supports the assertion that ragwort seeds "can lie dormant in the soil for up to 20 years"
3. The information in the council's posession that supports the assertion that the current level of action taken under the Weeds Act is less than it might otherwise be "because of a lack of resources"
4. The information in the council's posession that supports the assertion that the removal of ragwort from Highway verges "is supported by landowners and the Highways Agency."

Your webpage
Highway Maintenance - Grass cutting and roadside verges
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transpor...

Information required
5. Information held by the council that supports the assertion re ragwort that "All land managers are under a duty to control this plant if it grows on their land"

Yours faithfully,

BillEllson

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr Ellson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: FOI 2016-0623

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Rights of Way and
Highways maintenance, which was received on 13 June 2016.

 

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 11 July 2016. 
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Dear Information Governance,

Your response to my information request is now overdue, please progress this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Bill Ellson

Gadawodd BillEllson anodiad ()

Cumbria's failure to respond was referred to the Information Commissioner's Office on 28 July 2016

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Mr Ellson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: FOI 2016-0623

 

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Information Governance Team

Resources and Transformation

Cumbria County Council

Lonsdale Building · The Courts · Carlisle · Cumbria · CA3 8NA

E-mail: [2][Cumbria County Council request email]

Telephone: (01228) 221234

 

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