Pesticides, particularly glyphosate, are causing a catastrophic collapse of invertebrate species and are threatening human health.
Councils across London and the UK are turning away from pesticide use - including Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Bristol and Edinburgh. And they are leading the way showing that there are economic alternatives to chemical sprays.
Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Matthew Kirk says: “Residents near parks and Squares are telling us earthworms are disappearing from their gardens. Insect populations are collapsing around the world. At the same time the scientific evidence that glyphosate causes cancer keeps mounting - it shouldn’t be on our paths and pavements.
“Other councils are switching to mechanical brushing, hot foam or other systems and are finding cost-effective ways of delivering them. Why can’t Camden?”