‘Controversial’ weedkiller still being used by council

A weedkiller, which it has been claimed is “probably carcinogenic”, is still being used by Cheshire East Council.
A call has been made to ban its use from authority-run public parks and play areas, although the council has said that glyphosate should not be classed as a substance that causes “genetic damage”.
Speaking at Cheshire East’s Cabinet meeting last Tuesday Alsager town councillor Jane Smith, who represents the Animal Welfare Party, asked why glyphosate was still being “used routinely” in and around parks and playgrounds in Cheshire East.

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