Use of pesticides by council

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Dear Information Officer,

This is a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. I would like to request the following information:

Do you manage your open spaces yourself or are they are outsourced?

If they are outsourced, what is the name of the company/companies that manage them?

What is your policy for weed control in the open spaces - parks, sports fields, grass verges etc?
Do you use herbicides containing glyphosate eg Roundup, Weedol etc
If yes, what do you use
What areas have been sprayed with herbicides containing glyphosate?
What is your policy on the use of glyphosate?
What precautions were taken ahead of its use?

For the calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, please can you tell me:

The volume of these herbicides you have you used
The cost

I would like to receive the information electronically - preferably in an Excel format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Juliet Ferguson

Clerk - New Mills Town Council, New Mills Town Council

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Clerk - New Mills Town Council, New Mills Town Council

Good morning,

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request.

Regards,

Lesley Bramwell
Town Clerk
New Mills Town Council
Town Hall
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 4AT
01663 743434

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Clerk - New Mills Town Council, New Mills Town Council

Good morning,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

I can answer your questions as follows:

1. Yes the Town Council manage their own open spaces.

2. The work is not outsourced.

3. The Council strim where necessary and use herbicide for spraying weeds - this is in the case of eradicating Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed.

4. Glyphosate is only used for spraying Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed.

5. All necessary and advised precautions are taken ahead of use.

6. In the years indicated the Parks mMnager has advised me that approximately 90 millilitres of herbicide has been used. I will have to further investigate the cost for you.

Lesley Bramwell
Town Clerk
New Mills Town Council
Town Hall
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 4AT
01663 743434

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