Municipal District: 17th December 2020

Motion: That the council provide a written proposal for the pilot trial of alternatives to glyphosate for weed control in the Celbridge-Leixlip area for the February municipal district meeting. 

Report: Work is ongoing on the development of pilot trials of alternatives to glyphosate for weed control in the Celbridge-Leixlip area. We will endeavour to have this to the members in February but it maybe March before we have a proposal finalised. 

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Follow up: The purpose of this motion is to ensure that communities and Councillors have an opportunity to review and input to the plans for phasing-out glyphosate in the county. I requested that the proposal include: a timeline for the 2020 season, methods to be trialed (including selected areas for growing), communication strategy, community engagement plans, success indicators, full expected costs and plans for using and scaling the findings of the pilot. 

Following discussion it was confirmed that the proposal would be provided in February. Cutting begins in March. The proposal will be posted here for discussion as soon as it is received.