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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.

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  • 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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