Fear of travel as weeds take over the sidewalks of Hollingdean Terrace Brighton News

TWO Councilors are concerned about weeds causing a trip hazard on quiet residential roads.

Independent adviser Bridget Fishleigh, who represents the coastal district of Rottingdean, said residents of her area ended up in hospital after tripping over weeds growing between the cobblestones.

She plans to ask the Brighton and Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee to secure paving around shops and bus stops and on sloping sidewalks.

Councilor Fishleigh said: “Many older people have been injured sliding on the wet vegetation growing between the sidewalks in the coastal district of Rottingdean.

“Unfortunately, several had to go to hospital with head injuries.”

Union adviser Theresa Fowler, who represents the Hollingdean and Stanmer neighborhoods, is concerned about the tall grass crossing the sidewalk at Hollingdean Terrace.

She said: “As much as I love seeing the wildflowers growing by the side of the road and agree that we don’t use pesticides, Hollingdean Terrace looks particularly bad with long grasses that lie on the sidewalk. ”

The council said it had not used a glyphosate weedkiller last year, and it also will not be spraying the herbicide this year.

City workers remove weeds by hand in some areas.

Last year, additional workers were employed from July to weed the city’s roads.

Workers cleared weeds from 472 roads in Brighton and Hove last year.

The Argus: Weeds at the junction of Greenfield Crescent and Wilmington WayWeeds at the junction of Greenfield Crescent and Wilmington Way

In October last year, Patcham Councilor Alistair McNair raised concerns over overgrown sidewalks in Hollingbury, causing a tripping hazard.

The last questions are listed before the meeting of the Committee on the Environment, Transport and Sustainable Development which is due to start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday 22 June.

The meeting should be posted on the council’s website.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-16 23:01:00

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