Report noxious, poisonous or invasive weeds and plants

'Noxious weeds' generally includes plants that are:

  • considered to be harmful to the environment or animals
  • subject to government regulations or control

Species classed as noxious weeds

View a full list of the species as prescribed in the Weeds Act 1959 below:

  • Tuberous Thistle
  • Melancholy Thistle
  • Carline Thistle
  • Musk Thistle
  • Meadow Thistle
  • Common Ragwort
  • Broad-Leaved Dock
  • Curled Dock
  • Creeping Thistle
  • Spear Thistle (Scotch Thistle, Bell Thistle)

When we can treat noxious weeds

Due to our limited budget, we will only treat noxious weeds on the public highway (roads and public rights of way that we maintain) and not private land or private routes.

All other weeds on the grass verge will be cut back as part of our grass cutting schedule.

We treat noxious weeds as prescribed in the Weeds Act 1959.

Report noxious weeds

If you have found noxious weeds on the public highway, report them on FixMyStreet.

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