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Giant hogweed

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown vegetation in Council parks and green spaces category anonymously at 16:53, Tuesday 14 June 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3596561.

I walk the Norton Radstock Greenway from the car park by the playground on Somervale Road to the 'end' at Station Road. The greenery either side of the footpath has narrowed the walking/cycling space considerably. However, the problem concerning me is that I believe there are a very large number of giant hogweed plants, some now overhanging the path. I understand that they are not a reportable species, but they do cause severe health issues, serious long-lasting burns etc to anyone coming into contact with them, often just by brushing past. I've noticed several terrible stories in the news recently. If my identification is correct, then I wondered whether you would want to check, before someone is harmed. They are so close to the path, and in places it's very difficult not to touch them when moving aside for cycles, groups of walkers, people with buggies and children, dogs and so on. I see that some councils have followed up reports and done their best to eliminate them. Thank you!

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  • We have resolved this issue. If this issue reoccurs please log a new report.

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:18, Wednesday 10 August 2022

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