What do you do about Japanese knotweed/Himalayan balsam/giant hogweed/ragwort? How do I control it?
We endeavour to control Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed on council land where possible.
Ragwort is poisonous to cattle and horses but is a very important food source for over 70 insect species, around 30 of which use ragwort as their only food source. As a result, we do not remove ragwort from council land unless it is grazed by horses or cattle or near to grazed land.