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Dear Newport City Council,

1. What method do you use for weed control?
2. Do you use Chemicals?
3. If you use chemicals is the council looking to using a more environmentally friendly method?
4. Does the council carry out weed control duties in-house or is this contracted out?
5. (If contracted out) who is the contractor responsible for Weed control duties?
6. Does the council have a budget for a chemical free alternative?
7. Contact details for the person(s) responsible for managing weed control within the council

Yours faithfully,

John Allen

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Weed Control

Received on 21/07/2021

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ09253.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ09253 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

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Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

NCC - Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear John Allen,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

Your Request: REQ09253

I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the scope of
your request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below:

 

 1. What method do you use for weed control?

Depending on the areas we are dealing with we use a combination of
chemical and manual removal treatments, including mechanised weed ripping
machines and Nomix droplet system. 

 

 

 2. Do you use Chemicals?

Yes

 

 

 3. If you use chemicals is the council looking to using a more
environmentally friendly   method?

Yes. We have recently purchased mechanical weed ripping equipment which
had reduced our reliance on chemical significantly and are looking at
other suitable alternatives.

 

 

 4. Does the council carry out weed control duties in-house or is this
contracted out?

We carry out all weed control duties in house.

 

 

 5. (If contracted out) who is the contractor responsible for Weed control
duties?

N/A

 

 

 6. Does the council have a budget for a chemical free alternative?

No, it is all included in the overall budget for weed control.

 

 

 

 7. Contact details for the person(s) responsible for managing weed
control within the council?

The Council does not publish direct contact details for staff below the
level of Head of Service, including email addresses and phone numbers.
Instead, it promotes the use of our website [1]www.newport.gov.uk and City
Contact Centre (telephone (01633) 656656, email at
[2][email address]).  This helps to ensure that customers are always
directed to the appropriate person and that e-mail correspondence is
routed correctly.  It also ensures that any staff moves do not affect the
public's ability to contact the Council and gain appropriate information. 

Please find below the relevant Head of Service for the service you refer
to. 

Paul Jones, Head of City Services  [3][email address]

In addition, further advice on contacting the Council (including an online
contact form) can be found at: [4]http://www.newport.gov.uk/contactus

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
If you have any queries about this email or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me.

If you are not content with the subsequent outcome of your complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

[5]www.newport.gov.uk/foi

Regards

Information Management

 

 

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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