WEEDING PROGRAMME 2023
We have now commenced our Weeding Programme for 2023. The programme has been uploaded to the Weeding page on the website.
The programme is based on two attendances on each road listed, by the dedicated Weeding Teams over the course of the programme. The list of roads has been derived from information gathered from our systems and through reports of the most affected roads.
However, this does not mean that other roads will not be attended to. The Street Cleansing Teams will remove low level weeds on roads as part of their routine Cleansing activities, and additionally if we receive a report of weeds through our FixMyStreet tool, then we will prioritise by severity and a reactive team will attend.
As you may be aware, we have stopped the use of Glyphosate as our weed treatment method and remove weeds manually, unless they are hazardous like Japanese Knotweed in which case we will have to use Glyphosate.
The manual removal of weeds is a more labour intensive process and takes longer, so we have extended the programme to start earlier and finish later in the year. Additionally, we have recruited more staff to carry out the service, and will provide more regular updates on our websites to keep you informed.
To complement the Weeding Teams, we are also launching a Deep Cleanse programme alongside the weeding programme which incorporates road closures on heavily parked roads that restrict cleansing and weed removal.
The road closures mean we can co-ordinate other activities in the road in addition to the weed removal, such as removal of detritus, gully cleansing and graffiti removal.
We ask that residents wait for the programme to attend each road, but if it is felt that a location needs urgent attention, then a request should be made via FixMyStreet.
How we’re delivering better streets
Hounslow Highways, the highways service provider working on behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow, is responsible for maintaining the public roads, pavements and street lighting across the borough, as well as providing a number of other key services including street cleansing, winter maintenance and enforcement.
Since the Hounslow Highways contract started, we have been working hard to improve the appearance and quality of Hounslow’s streets.
During the first 5 years of the contract, the Core Investment Programme, we resurfaced 186km of roads, renewed 205km of pavements and installed over 15,000 new LED street lights across the borough.
Over the past 7 years, we have dealt with on average 34,000 enquiries a year from the community, and in total, 236,099 enquiries since the contract started.
If you have an issue you would like to report, please go to our online form.
If you would like to know what works are happening in the coming months, please go to Roads & Footpaths.