Cornwall Council seemingly unconcerned about ragwort 19 August, 2011Posted by Jeremy Rowe in Local Matters.
Tags: Cornwall Council, Egloshayle, Environment, Highways, St Breock, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mabyn, St Tudy
I took the photo above at New County Hall earlier today. As a snapshot I think it tells a tale about Cornwall Council’s approach to ragwort this year. The St Issey Division, which stretches from St Eval across to St Tudy, seems to be awash with the weed this summer. There is a difference of opinion as to how harmful ragwort actually is, but the authority nevertheless has a duty to remove it, particularly given the efforts most landowners go to to ensure that their land is cleared before the weed goes to seed.