Knotweed is back
SIR – Last year (Sidmouth Herald, August 13), I wrote with concern about the spread of Japanese knotweed along the lower reaches of the Sid.
Sadly, despite the poisoning efforts of the council, the weed is busy re-establishing itself.
The process is helped by the trimmings let fall by gardeners along the river.
Of continuing concern is the unchecked growth further up the river.
Visit the land between the Sidford sports fields and the river and see for yourself. Local landowners are committing an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.
You may also want to watch:
Perhaps this letter will remind them of their responsibilities.
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- 2 Former Ottery science technician celebrates her seventieth year
- 3 Folk festival boosted by £97K grant from Culture Recovery Fund
- 4 Different species of deer are part of our wildlife inheritance
- 5 Confidence grows for return of traditional high street
- 6 Sidmouth Youth Centre on a mission to help feed families
- 7 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 8 Around the sitting room in 80 days with the amazing Diana, 98
- 9 Stepping out for charity in honour of Sir Captain Tom's legacy
- 10 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
2 Cambridge Villas, Salcombe Road, Sidmouth