Knotty problem for councillors on Brigg housing estate

Japanese Knotweed EMN-150829-065234001
Japanese Knotweed EMN-150829-065234001

An infestation of Japanese Knotweed on a footpath on Brigg’s Newlands Estate needs to be dealt with quickly and before it goes rampant.

That was the view of town resident Ralph Appleyard, who told the monthly meeting of Brigg Town Council the infestation was on a footpath between Almond Grove and Ash Grove.

“It must be at least 60 foot long and 10 foot wide and is covering the bank,” said Mr Appleyard.

“I first noticed it last year. I have contacted North Lincolnshire Council, I believe they have an obligation to do something about it but nothing appears to have happened.”

North Lincolnshire Councillor Rob Waltham said the North Lincolnshire ecologist had taken a look last October.

“Mr Appleyard is right,” said Coun Waltham.

“The local authority has a statutory obligation to do something about this infestation. It is in the programme of works and will be treated. I will happily chase this up.”