Alan Lunt, director of place and deputy chief executive at Dudley Council said:
“We know that maintaining our green spaces and keeping our roads and pavements clear of weeds and obstructions is important to our residents.
“As part of our weed control programme, we do sometimes use products that contain glyphosate, a product which is approved for use in the UK & EU. We are also guided by the Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD), part of the HSE, which closely monitors and approves all herbicides in the UK which still approves glyphosate, should this advice change we could act accordingly. I can reassure the people of Dudley that all products that we use are fully approved as safe for use for weed control, and all of our operative undertake regular and comprehensive training, to ensure that it is applied safely and legally."