Reassurance over our new weed busting machines

Reassurance over our new weed busting machines

We have begun our new weed removal programme at Fylde as part of our annual spring clean. Weed removal is now completed with a machine which looks like a tiny sweeper. Previously weeds were sprayed twice a year, which killed the weed turning it brown, but didn’t remove it. The new machine removes the weeds by pulling them out from the root. It is also hoped this will reduce future weed growth moving forward. The machine, known as a Nilsfisk, pulls the weeds out and these are then subsequently swept up by a normal sweeper.


As this machine is new we are aware that some people have been concerned that the sweeper is broken as it is leaving a trail, however we would like to reassure everyone that these are actually the weeds that have been removed showing how effective the machine is. The freshly pulled weeds are then cleared away by a sweeper the same day.


If you have any further questions please email us at listening@fylde.gov.uk