Under the Noxious Weeds Act 1959, local authorities have a legal duty to remove unwanted plants (including giant hogweed) if they receive reports that they are "causing a nuisance to highway users or adjoining landowners".
Reported via desktop in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 23:21, Saturday 15 May 2021
Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2728461.
Giant hogweed is poisonous, and could cause severe pain, not least to children. There used to be numerous such plants at this location - it would be prudent to ensure that it hasn't regrown. The local newspaper is concerned.
We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:54, Monday 17 May 2021
Referred to the Tree Team for treatment
Category changed from ‘Play area safety issue’ to ‘Trees and woodland’
Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:20, Tuesday 29 June 2021
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