Council accused of taking ‘rewilding’ too far as weeds take root in Brighton

Council accused of taking ‘rewilding’ too far as weeds take root in Brighton

Older residents reported to be tripping on pavement weeds, but Green council leader praises their biodiversity

A Green-led council has been accused of taking rewilding too far by allowing so many weeds to flourish that they have become a health hazard, with some residents requiring hospital treatment after tripping up on overgrown pavements.

Brighton and Hove council, which has been under Green party control since last year, has banned toxic weedkillers that include chemicals such as glyphosate after a petition from residents.

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