Control of Weeds – Housing Estates 2021

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 22 February 2021

Control of Weeds – Housing Estates 2021

In accordance with Westmeath County Council’s Biodiversity Action Plan and specifically to reduce the use of herbicides and pesticides containing glyphosate, Westmeath County Council wish to advise that it is changing its approach to weed spraying in housing estates this year.

Resident’s Associations are advised that the local authority will only spray weeds in a particular estate if a specific request is received by e-mail from the Resident’s Association for that estate, indicating that the residents wish to ”opt in” for weed spraying with glyphosate based products in 2021.

If your Resident’s Association wishes to “opt in”, you should make contact with your relevant Municipal District office using the following email address on or before Friday the 19th March 2021:

Athlone / Moate:                   athlonemunicipaldistrict@westmeathcoco.ie

Mullingar / Kinnegad:         csmullingar@westmeathcoco.ie

Westmeath County council would like to remind all Resident’s Associations that funding support will be available through their annual Resident’s Association Grants and Cathaoirleach’s awards, which will be advertised soon.