Thanks to the lobbying of many petitioners, Bristol City Council has agreed to the Pesticide Safe Bristol Alliance’s proposal for a Task Force to lead on the phase-out of glyphosate in our city.

During the debate at the full Council meeting on 15 January, which was triggered by petition signatures, Councillors voted unanimously in favour of a motion to stop using the controversial chemical in Bristol’s public spaces.

The new Task Force will see the Council working with land managers across the city to plan a phase-out of glyphosate, and the transition to safer methods of weed control.

The Pesticide Safe Bristol Alliance will be supporting the Council in this work, as well as keeping a close eye on the small print – so watch this space!