Vegetation a problem around barriers

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

FURTHER to the considerable reporting and letters regarding the ‘cheese cutter’ road safety barriers, does anyone know the truth relating to conversation circulating of their removal from roads in Europe?

I would also ask of any estimates concerning the quantities and or controls of chemicals necessary to control the weed growth around these barriers.

They are not easy to mow, and these chemicals are used in abundance by roadside maintainers, washing into the environment causing who knows what damage to animal and plant life. Or is this another whoops, we never thought of that!