FOI request (FOIR-265662960)
Road verge mowing regime FOI
Requested Tue 27 October 2020
Responded Tue 03 November 2020
1. On the road verge network you are responsible for maintaining, are you or your services contractor implementing a mowing regime to benefit wild flowers?
If yes, can you outline your management practices (e.g. cutting verges later in the year, cutting them less often, collecting the arisings).
If not, are you or your contractor planning on implementing one from 2021 or beyond?
2. If you or your contractor are implementing such a scheme, what has prompted you to do so (eg. cost savings, reduced CO2 emissions, the impacts of the pandemic)?
What benefits, if any, have you seen? And what, if any, problems have you encountered?
3. If you or your contractor have not implemented one, what, if any, reasons are preventing you (eg, safety concerns, lack of information, resident views)?
4. What is your approach to using glyphosate for weed control?
East Sussex County Council Highways are responsible for the grass verge cuts in the borough of Hastings. They are also responsible for the weed control.
Please visit their website for further information: www.eastsussex.gov.uk
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