River-bank ownership query after invasive plant spreads

Fears that invasive plants are “creeping” into a Congleton cul-de-sac have left residents asking who is responsible for the land where it grows, as they have claimed Cheshire East Council would not take ownership of the location.
Land to the north of Overton Close, abutting the river Dane, includes Himalayan balsam, which carries the “nightmare” horsetail weed up the bank towards homes. 
According to residents, the council said it was only responsible for the path along the Dane, and the vegetation a metre either side of it.

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