Japanese knotweed being tackled in Victoria Park

Warrington Guardian: Japanese knotweed being tackled in Victoria Park Japanese knotweed being tackled in Victoria Park

THE Environment Agency is tackling Japanese knotweed as part of the final flood defence works on Victoria Park.

Walkers had spotted areas of the park fenced off with warning signs of Japanese knotweed.

The clearance comes after flood defences along the Mersey were finished.

Mark Garratt, flood and coastal risk manager, said: “As part of our project to build flood defences that will reduce the risk of flooding to 2,000 homes and businesses in Warrington, we are providing a package of additional benefits for the community alongside the construction.

“This includes the planting of a new arboretum – a collection of fine specimen trees – and the removal of Japanese Knotweed to safeguard local habitats.”

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3:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

MikeJT says...

hmmm...anybody else thinking headline in 12 month time reads "Knotweed problem resurfaces at VP ? "
hmmm...anybody else thinking headline in 12 month time reads "Knotweed problem resurfaces at VP ? " MikeJT
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5:54pm Wed 30 Apr 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

MikeJT wrote:
hmmm...anybody else thinking headline in 12 month time reads "Knotweed problem resurfaces at VP ? "
If Sac has her say it will be more like, teenager's weed problem resurfaces at VP!
[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: hmmm...anybody else thinking headline in 12 month time reads "Knotweed problem resurfaces at VP ? "[/p][/quote]If Sac has her say it will be more like, teenager's weed problem resurfaces at VP! GRUMPY PARENT
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