Japanese Knotweed, The Hill, School Road
Residents may be aware that there is an infestation of Japanese Knotweed on The Hill. Previous attempts to control it have been unsuccessful and the Council has decided to fund a stem injection/spraying regime which will commence in the Autumn of 2018.
As part of the treatment programme, the Knotweed is being left to grow during the year in order for there to be strong growth to treat later on, this has proved to be the most effective treatment method. This does mean, unfortunately, that part of the footpath must not be cut and be left to grow. Prior to treatment commencing it is important that no herbicide spraying or cutting takes place as the stems need to be of a certain size to successfully take the injection treatment.
Accordingly, the Council requests that local residents do not carry out treatment of any type, whether that be spraying, mowing or strimming.
It may well take up to four years for the plant to be completely eradicated.
Removal of the knotweed will also allow for the eradication of the Himalayan Balsam.
If you have any questions please contact the Clerk, Sheryl Irving, on 01362 667756 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.