Progress on Sheffield Council’s use of Glyphosate.

The Sheffield Telegraph reported this week that Sheffield’s parks, cemeteries and some housing estates will trial a ban on the poisonous weed killer – but residents will need to help manage overgrown land. Here is the article. https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/sheffields-parks-cemeteries-and-housing-estates-trial-a-ban-on-poisonous-weed-killer-but-residents-will-need-to-help-manage-overgrown-land-3389475

National Trust, please stop spraying Glyphosate

Guest blog by Nicky Watts Last time we visited a National Trust property, I witnessed the spraying of herbicides on paths in the gardens. I was so shocked and disappointed, I wrote to National Trust central enquiries (enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk) about my concern.  I learn that the National Trust has no central policy to ban the useContinue reading “National Trust, please stop spraying Glyphosate”

Sheffield City Council use of Glyphosate over last 5 years.

Today I received the reply to my Freedom of Information request regarding the use of Glyphosate. Here are the results. @SheffLabour
@SheffieldGreens
@SheffLibDems
@XRShef
@shefgreenpeace
@ShefGreenParent
@SheffieldFoE
@ShefClimateNews
@MagicMagid
@natalieben
@DouglasJSheff
@alisonclareteal
@PaulTurnips

Wilko, stop selling Glyphosate

Dear SirI am writing to ask you to stop selling Glyphosate in your stores. Other responsible retailers such as B&Q and Waitrose have already done this. Here are 10 reasons for you to do likewise. (taken from the Garden Organic website). Glyphosate is rarely used on its own, but as part of a chemical cocktail, forContinue reading “Wilko, stop selling Glyphosate”

Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency

Following a strong campaign organised by the Wildlife Trusts, Friends of the Earth, The Diocese of Sheffield, Owlthorpe Fields Action Group and Sheffield Green Parents, Sheffield City Council unanimously declared a Nature Emergency at the last full Council meeting. They have recognised our country is one of the most nature-depleted in the world.  All partiesContinue reading “Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency”

Rally to Ban Glyphosate

On Wednesday July 7th I am going to take the “Stop using Glyphosate” petition to the Sheffield Full Council meeting at Ponds Forge. As more than 5000 Sheffield citizens have signed the petition, this will force a debate. Please join me before the meeting for a rally outside Ponds Forge from 1 to 1.45pm. BringContinue reading “Rally to Ban Glyphosate”

I declare a Nature Emergency

Today I am declaring a Nature Emergency.  More than 1 in 10 of over 8,000 species are at risk of extinction – with 1 in 4 UK mammal species at threat of being lost. The planet is experiencing the 6th mass extinction of species. Globally, populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have fallenContinue reading “I declare a Nature Emergency”

Labour and Greens join together in Cooperative Cabinet

Today was a momentous day for Sheffield. It has been announced that the Labour Party and the Green Party have reached an agreement to work together in a cooperative Cabinet. Here Cllr Peter Garbutt shares his thoughts on the new agreement. There will be an Inquiry into the Tree Dispute. New Councillor Tina Gilligan sharedContinue reading “Labour and Greens join together in Cooperative Cabinet”