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Possible giant hogweed - risk to public health

Reported via desktop anonymously at 08:55, Monday 20 June 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

Hi, I am parish clerk to Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor parish council. A resident has reported what he believes to be Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed) growing on the north side of Springhill, overgrowing the pavement. I have attached photos. He reported that his wife had suffered blisters after walking next to these plants last summer. Could this please be investigated - the path is very overgrown anyway (which has already been reported) so it's impossible for avoid these plants. The RHS notes giant hogweed as a risk to public health. Please inform me of your findings/actions. Many thanks

Council ref: ENQ22927590

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:56, Monday 20 June 2022

  • This report has been closed. The location has been added to our Hogweed Program and will be treated shortly. Thank you for making Oxfordshire County Council aware.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:12, Thursday 20 October 2022

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