Use of Herbicides, Fungicides, Growth Regulators and Pesticides in Sheffield Parks, Streets and open spaces.

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Dear Sheffield City Council,

a)Please state which of the following chemicals were used by the Council (or Amey their contractor) during the year 2018. Please state the approximate quantity of each chemical used. Please state the main use of each chemical used. (eg pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, growth regulator etc)

1.Glysophate
2. 2,4-D
3.MCPA
4. Mecroprop-P
5.Triclopyr
6. Diflufenican
7.Fluoroxpyr
8.Dicamba
9. Trinexcapac-ethyl
10. Aminopyralid
11.Iprodione
12.Flazasulfuron
13.Ferrous Sulphate
14. Clopyralid
15.Azoxystrobin
16. Chlorothalonil

b) Were any other chemicals used during 2018 to combat weeds or invasive species, insects or pests? If so what chemicals and what quantity was used?

c) Has Sheffield City Council banned the use of any of these chemicals, and if so why?

d) Please provide the Council policies on the use of Herbicides, Fungicides, Growth Regulators and Pesticides in Sheffield Parks, Streets and open spaces.

e) Please provide details of what precautions are taken to avoid the public and wildlife coming into contact with these chemicals.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Wroe

FOI, Sheffield City Council

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Dear Graham Wroe,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to chemicals
used by the Council during the year 2018 which we received on 15/05/2019.

 

This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.

 

The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 13/06/2019.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries please, contact us at the email
address below.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Sheffield City Council

PO Box 1283

Sheffield, S1 1UJ

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FOI, Sheffield City Council

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Dear Graham Woe,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to chemicals
used by the Council during the year 2018 which we received on 14/05/2019.

 

Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:

 

a) Please state which of the following chemicals were used by the Council
(or Amey their contractor) during the year 2018. Please state the
approximate quantity of each chemical used. Please state the main use of
each chemical used. (eg pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, growth regulator
etc)

 

1.Glysophate –  1,750 litres herbicide.

3.MCPA - none

4. Mecroprop-P - none

5.Triclopyr - none

6. Diflufenican - none

7.Fluoroxpyr - none

8.Dicamba - none

9. Trinexcapac-ethyl - none

10. Aminopyralid - none

11.Iprodione - none

12.Flazasulfuron - none

13.Ferrous Sulphate - none

14. Clopyralid - none

15.Azoxystrobin - none

16. Chlorothalonil - none

 

b) Were any other chemicals used during 2018 to combat weeds or invasive
species, insects or pests? If so what chemicals and what quantity was
used?

 

We used 1,750 litres of Glyphosate in 2018.

c) Has Sheffield City Council banned the use of any of these chemicals,
and if so why?

 

No

 

d) Please provide the Council policies on the use of Herbicides,
Fungicides, Growth Regulators and Pesticides in Sheffield Parks, Streets
and open spaces.

 

We don’t have our own policy of use.  Weed killing operations are carried
out in line with nationally accepted codes of practice.

 

e) Please provide details of what precautions are taken to avoid the
public and wildlife coming into contact with these chemicals.

 

All staff involved in the application of pesticides are National
Proficiency Test Council or City and Guilds trained, assessed and
qualified to work in commercial pesticide application. 

 

Many of the products used on this project are done so in conjunction with
low drift nozzles, controlled droplet application and carrier substances
which penetrate the surface of  leaves, to reduce the amount of product
required without impeding the efficacy of the pesticide

 

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

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request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[2][Sheffield City Council request email].  Internal review requests should be submitted
within 40 working days from the date of this response.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 0303
123 1113, or for further details see their website [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind Regards,

 

Sheffield City Council

PO Box 1283

Sheffield, S1 1UJ

Email: [4][Sheffield City Council request email]

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