One of the first councils in Britain to ban weedkiller has dropped the strategy after streets and footpaths became choked with weeds.
Brighton and Hove was branded a “city of triffids” after the council imposed a ban on the use of glyphosate – the active ingredient in most weedkillers – in 2019.
Weeds standing up to five feet tall blocked pathways, trailed across streets and snaked up lamp posts.
Now, after five years of complaints, the council has admitted the situation had become untenable and has voted to reintroduce glyphosate.
5 years might make them a little slow but they have actually learnt and thus changed couree. Congratulations on that at least. Rare political behaviour after all….. even if this does still leave rather a lot of green policies in conflict with reality.