Use of weedkiller by Gwynedd Council grass cutting operatives

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Gwynedd Council, can you please inform me why the section of land at the gable end of the houses at Llys Mathieson - off Penrhyn Avenue - Maesgeirchen has been poisoned with weedkiller by your grass cutting operatives ?
The land was planted with wild flower seeds two years ago and last years display was magnificent, this year we will have nothing to show for the community efforts.

Why was this done ?
If access was difficult why did the operatives not use a strimmer ?
What is the brand name of the weedkiller that was used ?
Is this liquid harmful if inhaled as a mist by passers by ?
Is this liquid toxic to pets ?
Is this liquid toxic to wild birds that feed on worms and insects ?
Is this weedkiller publicly available or can it only be bought on licence ?
What steps will the council take to reinstate this land ?
Have the grass cutting team council officers paid attention the mantra of Ffordd Gwynedd ?
Listening to communities, protecting the environent etc etc
The use of weedkiller is also prevalent along Penrhyn Avenue in areas where the ride on mower couldn't reach, this practice of destroy the environment seems to be endemic in other parts of Gwynedd, all because the operatives don't use a strimmer.

Yours faithfully, GK Jones

Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear GK Jones,

Freedom of Information (ref 60)

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

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Green Wena Haf (CG),

Freedom of Information (Ref T60 )

Thank you for your recent request. Please see below for the information requested:

1. Why was this done ? Upon request off CCG to expand the wildflower beds

2. If access was difficult why did the operatives not use a strimmer ? See above

3. What is the brand name of the weedkiller that was used ? Roundup Pro Biactive

4. Is this liquid harmful if inhaled as a mist by passers by ? No restrictions as per product label

5. Is this liquid toxic to pets ? No restrictions as per product label

6. Is this liquid toxic to wild birds that feed on worms and insects ? No restrictions as per product label

7. Is this weedkiller publicly available or can it only be bought on licence ? Publicly available application with trained operatives who have been trained and hold the following qualifications "NPTC PA1 PA 2 PA6"

8. What steps will the council take to reinstate this land ? Instruction to prepare and seed with perennial wild flowers by CCG

9. Have the grass cutting team council officers paid attention to the mantra of Ffordd Gwynedd ? The Grounds Maintenance Service team as a whole are aware, and are committed to the values of Ffordd Gwynedd; they set about their work in a conscientious and courteous manner, often under difficult circumstances when faced with abusive behaviour from members of the public. Please note on this occasion however, the work was carried out under a contract with a third party

10. Listening to communities, protecting the environent etc etc The use of weedkiller is also prevalent along Penrhyn Avenue in areas where the ride on mower couldn't reach, this practice of destroy the environment seems to be endemic in other parts of Gwynedd, all because the operatives don't use a strimmer. Used as part of grounds maintenance on tree base :fence line: obstacle's.

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Yours sincerely,
W Green