Helen Hawkes, Ballina
Can Byron Shire Council explain why they are still using a glyphosate formulation, Weedmaster Duo, in Bangalow parks when organic herbicides are available even from Bunnings?
While children and pets played in the park off Deacon Street on Thursday, and a tai chi class was in swing, two staff walked among the vegetation hosing as they went.
A nice, light wind carried the drift and all else, I assume, will be absorbed not just by weeds, but by wildlife, and run into the waterway.
Not good enough, especially when Council has spoken about steam weeding before.