Weed killer used by Gwynedd Council

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Dear Gwynedd Council, Can you please inform of how much Gwynedd Council spend on weed-killer per annum?
How much weed-killer is used per annum ?

Herbicides are classified/grouped in various ways e.g. according to the activity, timing of application, method of application, mechanism of action, chemical family. This gives rise to a considerable level of terminology related to herbicides and their use.
What is the council's intended outcome of the application of their weed killer ?

Is it control or destruction of unwanted weeds, or the damage of them to the point where they are no longer competitive with grasses / flowers ?
Suppression : Incomplete control still providing some economic benefit, such as reduced competition with grasses / flowers
As a defoliant, similar to herbicides, but designed to remove foliage (leaves) rather than kill the plant.
Or is it just an easy and cheap way to poison the land that can't be accessed by the grass cutting team with their ride on mowers ?
Why are the difficult / awkward to cut areas not attended to by operatives with a strimmer ?

Gwynedd Council have a corporate responsibility to protect the environment , the unnecessary and wilful use of weed killer should be addressed at Cabinet Level.
Environmental protection is part of the council's "Ffordd Gwynedd"

Yours faithfully,

G K Jones

Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear G K Jones,

Freedom of Information (ref 65)

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

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it
has been logged under the reference number 65.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to
respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you
have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted
under the Act, by 22/05/2019. If you require further information please
contact me by phone on 01286 679809 or by emailing
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Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen


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