- Created on Sunday, 01 June 2014 14:48
Glossop is becoming choked with knotweed, but nothing is being done about it. Nobody knows how much of the town is infected. Apart from the Hurst/Shelf/Glossop Brook waterways there have been no attempts to systematically map knotweed infections in Glossop. Glossop Knotweed Watch is asking Glossop for help to map knotweed infections throughout in the area.
Knotweed is easy to recognise after you have seen it in full growth. You can see knotweed in the middle of Glossop on High Street West, on the bridge opposite Shrewsbury street looking towards Sandhole.
Ideally, areas infected with knotweed should be clearly marked to warn people not to walk through it, or let pets move through it.
Doing anything that will spread knotweed is a criminal offence and you should alert the police to such activity by calling 101.
Thanks to anonymous gent for acting as scale