Community Weeding Scheme

You can opt out of glyphosate weed spraying on your street in 2021 and take on responsibility for weeding it with your neighbours.

2. Why we need to remove weeds

The presence or absence of weeds is an important element of what we call local environmental quality. If a street has lots of weeds, it looks rundown and uncared for, and can attract environmental crime such as littering and fly-tipping. As if that’s not bad enough if weeds are left to grow unchecked their roots can cause damage to pavements and garden walls. Streets that are free from weeds, on the other hand, look cleaner, tidier, and more welcoming.