If I told you that a female alien had come down from space, was self-propagating and gradually invading the earth, what would you say? That as it grew and multiplied, it would gradually kill off our grasses, ferns, buttercups, daisies, nettles. It would kill off the butterflies, ladybirds and the familiar insects which depend on those plants. It would knock walls, damage paving, cause erosion of riverbanks and flood defence structures, it would destroy archaeological sites and it would attack homes. Would you say that I was losing the run of myself?
Because right now, that is what is happening! Continue reading Japanese knotweed
1. Confirmation of Minutes
(i) To consider the confirmation and signing of the Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th May 2015.
(ii) To consider the confirmation and signing of the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on 25th May 2015.
Cllr D’Alton (Ind): Requests amendment in relation to her convent motion of last week. The Council identified the property as dangerous and has written to the company’s receivers to ask permission with a view to gaining voluntary access to the property in order to examine it.
MDO: It hasn’t been defined as dangerous because we need to get on site to do the examination first. But the rest will be noted. Continue reading Notes from a meeting of the Municipal District Committee, 15th June 2015