Weed Treatment – Options
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Emergency, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide an update on Weed treatment options
available for CYC and to report the findings of a trial of
different options undertaken in 2021. The report will provide a
recommendation for weed treatment operations in future years and
how the Council can effectively manage weeds whilst considering the
The Executive Member will be asked to consider the information presented in the report and note the contents of the report. The Executive Member will also be asked to decide on weed treatment options for future years based on the report and associated information provided to enable officers to enter into a new contract for weed treatment for 2022.
i. That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to approve the continued use of glyphosate based treatments as the principle method of weed control.
Reason: To ensure the most effective weed control
ii. That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to approve a two year contract, with an option to extend for two years, with that decision being brought back to a future decision session.
Reason: To enable the future treatment option to be reviewed having considered changes in product availability and any trials, whilst allowing the council to obtain value for money
iii. That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to request a report for a future decision session, detailing discussions with a range of external organisations to obtain extra information on the feasibility of additional weed control trials.
Reason: To gather information on a new method which will inform future decision making.
Report author: Ben Grabham
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Date of decision: 12/01/2022
Effective from: 15/01/2022