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Massive patch of Ragwort

Reported via iOS in the Weed problem on the highway category anonymously at 10:11, Fri 20 July 2018

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

Ragwort is being allowed to thrive on the grass verge, if allowed to seed and spread it is against the weeds act 1959 and the spread of injurious plant seed, therefore Oxfordshire County Council are also not following their own policies and procedures either.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:15, Fri 20 July 2018

  • Sorry, in this case Buckinghamshire County Council are responsible as it is over the border.

    Posted anonymously at 10:16, Fri 20 July 2018

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:23, Fri 20 July 2018

  • Thank you for your very quick response, however, if this section is 'maintained' by Oxfordshire County Council under agreement, have you passed this report on to them to actually deal with, as the A418 bypass is a disgrace for the amount of Ragwort growing along side it and in places already gone to seed and spreading? It is currently not resolved or fixed, and Oxfordshire County Council's standard answer gives a non specific time frame between July & September for some verge cutting to take place. Most of this Ragwort will most probably fall outside this one swathe cut, and cutting it at this stage is too late anyway. Also, if Transport for Buckinghamshire continues to treat noxious and injurious weeds in line with your legal obligations, despite having ceased your weed spraying programme, are you able to tell me what methods are used please?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:12, Fri 20 July 2018

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