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Out-of control weeds covering the town after hot and humid weather

Councillor Margaret Pattison, PPC Amina Lone, Iain Clift, Councillor Robert Redfern, Councillor Ron Sands and Councillor Janet Hall on Fairfield Road near the weeds.

Councillor Margaret Pattison, PPC Amina Lone, Iain Clift, Councillor Robert Redfern, Councillor Ron Sands and Councillor Janet Hall on Fairfield Road near the weeds.

Giant weeds up to four foot high are spiralling out of control, it was claimed today.

In one incident, a woman went to an advice surgery to complain that she was walking along the walkway on Fairfield Road in Heysham when her hair got caught in some tall weeds. Luckily for her, she said, her eye wasn’t caught.

Meanwhile, resident David Walker took matters into his own hands and cleared a corner of Heysham village which was covered with the weeds, sparked by the weather conditions.

Councillor Margaret Pattison said: “The Labour group are disgusted that weeds in parts of our town have been able to get as high as 3ft to With all the cuts the present Government are making the Council are finding it very hard to keep on top of these weeds.

“The council have been informed especially about this walkway on Fairfield Road as it is a danger to members of the public. The Labour group will organise some weeding to take place around the town starting at Fairfield Road walkway.”

Coun David Smith, Cabinet member with responsibility for Environmental Services, said: “Lancashire County Council is the highways authority and responsible for the maintenance of roads and pavements, including the control of weeds, and they pay the city council to carry out two treatments a year. The second spray of the streets will commence this weekend. While this will not kill every weed it will help to control growth, but things haven’t been helped by the recent bout of very heavy rain followed by intense sun, which has been very conducive to weed growth.

“People who are concerned should contact the county council.”

 

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