Wet Weather 'Feeds Weeds'
Thursday 13th June 2002
The recent spate of wet weather is having an adverse effect on the work of the Council's Land Services.
This year there has been a noticeable increase in the number of weeds growing in the Wee County - a direct effect of the wet weather.
The weed killing programme, usually underway by the beginning of May has been hampered by this year's wet weather. Now spraying has been restricted to days when four or five hours of dry weather - after application - can be expected. So far these days have been few and far between.
Councillor Donald Balsillie, Convener of the Enterprise and Environment Committee said: "As part of its environmental and sustainability responsibilities, the Council uses chemicals which are as environmentally friendly as possible.
"This policy does of course restrict the type of herbicide that can be used when treating weeds. At this time we would ask the public to bear with us and the programme will be completed as soon as possible.
"We are as keen as anybody to keep the Wee County beautiful especially in the run up to the busy tourist season so let's hope for some sunshine in the next few weeks."