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Glyphosate usage

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Dear Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Limited,

I am writing to make a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please can you confirm your housing association's policy on the use of glyphosate weedkiller at your properties. Please can you confirm whether glyphosate is sprayed at your properties, and if so, the brand of glyphosate weedkiller which the housing association sprays.

It would also be good if you could provide the quantity of glyphosate used in the most recent year for which data is available.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

The Ferret Media Ltd

FOISA, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Limited

Dear Ferret Media,

 

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 26 June
2023. 

 

Your request is being processed under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. 

 

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
Castle Rock Edinvar does not hold the information, or there is a reason
for it to be withheld.  We will write to you in any event.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Officer

Places for People

 

From: The Ferret Media Ltd <[FOI #994700 email]>
Sent: 26 June 2023 11:55
To: FOISA <[Places for People Scotland request email]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information request - Glyphosate usage

 

Dear Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Limited,

I am writing to make a freedom of information request under the Freedom of
Information Act.

Please can you confirm your housing association's policy on the use of
glyphosate weedkiller at your properties. Please can you confirm whether
glyphosate is sprayed at your properties, and if so, the brand of
glyphosate weedkiller which the housing association sprays.

It would also be good if you could provide the quantity of glyphosate used
in the most recent year for which data is available.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

The Ferret Media Ltd

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FOISA, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Limited

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Dear The Ferret Media Ltd,

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Release of Information 

 

Thank you for your request for information of 05 July 2023. 

 

Your request has been processed and considered under the terms of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information requested is
provided below.  

 

• Please can you confirm your housing association's policy on the use of
glyphosate weedkiller at your properties.  

Places for People Scotland uses a Glyphosate based chemical on the
contract to control weeds in shrub areas, hedge lines, hard standing and
gravel areas. 

• Please can you confirm whether glyphosate is sprayed at your
properties, and if so, the brand of glyphosate weedkiller which the
housing association sprays.  

Places for People Scotland uses Roundup Proactive.  

• It would also be good if you could provide the quantity of glyphosate
used in the most recent year for which data is available. 

The total amount of Roundup Proactive used on the GM contract in the
period June 2022 to June 2023 is 125.5 litres. 

Please note we also use Paradise in the 1st spray of the season. Paradise
is a long lasting non-selective total weed killer that is used for pre and
post emergent control of a wide variety of weeds, it will control most
annual and perennial weeds for unto 6 months 

 

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