Brent Council changes tactics to take on the borough’s pesky weeds
Traditional foot spray method of removal ditched in favour of mini-tractors and quad bikes
These monster vehicles will soon be seen doing the rounds in the borough in an attempt to stamp out pesky weeds. This year, for the first time, workers will be ditching the traditional on-foot spray method and will instead motor through the borough’s pavements, killing weeds as they go.
The Egholm 2100 mini-tractors and quad bikes, which will be using environmentally-friendly weed killer, will treat the borough three times this year.
The new method is being implemented by Complete Weed Control as part of the street cleaning contract Brent has with Veolia Environmental Services.
Cllr Jim Moher, lead member for highways and transportation, said he hoped the new vehicles would root out the problem once and for all.
You may also want to watch:
He said: “Weeds growing through the pavement makes the area look scruffy and people don’t like it.
“This means we will be able to get around the borough more quickly and do a much more thorough job.”
- 1 Top Boy actor Bashy returns to Harlesden school to surprise pupils
- 2 Born and bred Brent residents now priced out of £6.5m homes
- 3 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 4 Queen's Park nursery forced to close following damning Ofsted report
- 5 Pink mob: Two Harlesden women among gang jailed for drug offences valued at £2million
- 6 QPR determined to remain among Championship front-runners
- 7 'LTN’s have been foisted upon us by a council who will not listen to its residents'
- 8 Boys, 14, charged with assaulting community officer
- 9 15 questions to quiz how well you know Brent
- 10 'They think I'm a cyborg' says maths supremo as Sparx programme gifted to six Brent schools