Saturday, 20 July 2013
I have had complaints from residents that the embankment at Pentland Avenue looks very poor, with burned/dead weeds across it.
I have taken up the matter with the Environment Department and have now been advised:
"The burned dead weeds are where we have applied herbicide in an effort to keep the vegetation at bay. At this time of year we really have no option if we are to keep on top of the vegetation in this area. If finances allow we will plant up more shrubs in this area as ground cover over the winter period.
The front of the embankment where we planted trees and shrubs as part of our environmental improvements is still clean and looks ok from my perspective."