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!
- Read the text of speeches, statements and the motion at: http://www.pesticidesafebristol.org/news/
- Watch the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=k2BlzQdYyfc. (Watch from 30m for Bee The Change Project statement on how glyphosate impacts pollinators, and from 1hr11m for main petition debate)
- Spread the good news by sharing the Facebook posts: www.facebook.com/PesticideSafeBristolAlliance