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COUNCILHas the council or its contractors used any glyphosate-based herbicides in the year 2018/2019? Yes or noCan you confirm the total litres of glysophate-based herbicides applied either by the council or its contractors in 2018/2019? Additional glyphosate useWhat is the percentage change (increase or decrease) in litres usage of glysophate-based herbicides from 2017/2018 to 2018/2019?Can you confirm the total £ amount spent on glysophate-based herbicides by the council or its contractors in 2018/2019?Additional spend or further detailsWhat was the brand name of the glyphosate-based herbicides used in the year 2018/2019? Were glyphosate-based herbicides used on any playgrounds in the year 2018/2019?Were glyphosate-based herbicides used on any school grounds in the year 2018/2019?Were glyphosate-based herbicides used on any housing estates in the year 2018/2019? Were glyphosate-based herbicides used on any hospital grounds in the year 2018/2019?Were glyphosate-based herbicides used on any NHS doctor surgeries in the year 2018/2019?Were glyphosate-based herbicides used within a 10m radius of any playgrounds, schools, hospitals, housing estates or private homes in the year 2018/2019?Has the council or its contractors currently used any other herbicides or methods of weedkilling in 2018/2019 i.e. not glysophate-based? If yes, what other herbicides or methods were used in 2018/2019?Has the council or its contractors used any insecticides in the year 2018/2019?If yes, what is the brand name, or active ingredient, of the insecticides used in 2018/2019?Has the council or its contractors used any fungicides in the year 2018/2019? If yes, what is the brand name, or active ingredient, of the fungicides used in 2018/2019?Additional notes/comments
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AbderdeenshireYes4343.0lInformation not held£57,156.00Roundup Pro; Nomix Dual; Asteroid 450; Nomix Glymark; Gallup; Paradise; Rosate; Hilite; Clearrun Pro; Nomix G; PistolYesYesYesN/AN/AYesChikara; street sweepingNoNo
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AdurYes23.4lInformation not held£0.00RoundupNoYes (6th form college grounds)YesNoNoYesSafor; Relay Turf Elite; Depitox; IcadeNoFusion; Instrata; Inter tebloxy
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AllerdaleYesDeclined to answerDeclinedDeclinedDeclinedNoNoYesDeclinedDeclinedYesDeclinedDeclinedDeclined
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Amber ValleyYes100.0lContractor purchase, amount unknownNo change£669.80Plus unspecified contractor useRoundup ProVantageYesN/A Yes (highway on housing estates not housing complexes)N/AN/A YesTriclopyr; aminopyralid; flazasulfuron; florasulam; fluroxypyr, clopyralidNofludioxonil; acetic acid
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Angus
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Argyll and ButeYes417.0lDecrease 40% in Cowal area only£2,981.98Roundup Pro Active; Mascot Hi Active Amenity; YesYesYesNoNoYesIcadeNoNo
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Ashfield
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AshfordYes35.7lDecrease 15% £357.50Roundup Pro VantageYesN/AYesN/AN/AYes (with the exception of hospitals)Flazasulfuron; Glufosinate AmmoniumNoNo
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Aylesbury ValeYes15.0lIncrease 66% (Council parks and green spaces); Decrease 20% (Estates grounds and maintenance); Decrease 3%-7% (Environmental operations, 3% on footpaths; 7% decrease housing)£550.00AgoliteYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNo No
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Babergh & Mid SuffolkYes55Decrease£225 Mascot Hi ActiveNoN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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Barking & DagenhamYes800.0lNo changeInformation not heldAsteroid ProNoNoYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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Barnet
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Barnet HomesYes140.0lIncrease 3.7%£250.00Plus unspecified contractor useRoundup; Trustee Amenity; N/AN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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BarnsleyYes400.0lNo change£4,012.00Roundup; Frontsweep; Nomix GYesYesYesNoNoYesGarlon 4; KatanaNoNo
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BarrowYes120.0lIncrease 50%£810.00Plus VATRoundup 480 YesN/AYesNoNoYesChikara; I-Cade; Rigby Taylor Moss KillerNoNo
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BasildonYes105.0lNo change£488.25Gallup Biograde AmenityYesInformation not heldYesInformation not heldInformation not heldYesChikara Crossfire 480 ECSward Fusion
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BasingstokeYes396.0lDecrease 21%£63,849.00MentorYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNoThis year changing to a Nomix solution that contains less chemicalt
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BassetlawYes210.0lIncrease 44%£1,752.00Mascot Hi-Active; Barclay Hi-ActiveYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesIcade; ChikaraNoNo
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Bathnes
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BedfordYes380.0lIncrease 180litres£4,823.20Rosate 360TF; Nomix Dual containing glysophateYesYesYesN/AN/AYesParadise; Grazon Pro; Pedestrian mowers; strimming and handweedingNoQualgex
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BexleyYes55.0lDecrease 64%Information not heldRoundup Pro BiactiveNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoSapphire; Penoxsulam Proplene Glycol
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BirminghamYes1660.0lDecrease 25%£10,143.00Monsanto Pro Biactive; Mascot; Gallup Hi ActiveNoNoYesN/AN/AYes (actually stated No, but not possible with previous answer Yes)Mechanical Gazelle SG (Acetamiprid)No
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BlabyYes45.3lDecrease of 6.10litres£0.00HiAktiv Amenity HerbicideYesN/AN/AN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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BlackburnYesInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldGallupYes (selectively round the outsides)Not undertaken by our contractor YesNot by our contractorNot by ou contractorYesStem injection-IcadeBendiocarb, Imidacloprid, Permethrin, Tetramethrine, PhenothrinQualgex
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BlackpoolYes50.0lNo changeInformation not heldBarkleyYesYesNoNoNoYesSelectiveNoNo
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BolsoverYes746.0lDecrease (180L)£5,402.90Roundup Pro Biactive 480; Nomix Blade; Nomix G; YesNoYesNoNoYesMechanical and manual; Nimos Mosquito Mug; Weed ripperFicam D; Ficam W Bendiocarb; Killgerm Wasp Nest Destroyer; UVL500; InsectabanNo
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BoltonYesInformation not heldInformation not held£2,754.00Gallup; Hi Active Glyphosate; Gallup Bio Grade Amenity; QualgexYesYesYesN/AN/AYesChikaraFicam D; Ficam W; Fendona 6SC; Phobi one shot; digrain control; wasp nest destroyerNo
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BostonYes20.0lNo change£120.00Roundup Pro Biactive; AzuralYesN/AN/AN/AN/AYesNoNoNimrod
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Bracknell ForestYesInformation not heldInformation not held£5,662.65RoundupYesYesYesYesN/AYesAsuloxNoNo
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BradfordYes1833.3lDecrease 5% £29,663.95Roundup Pro Active; Rosate TFYesYes Yes N/AN/AYesKatana; Praxys; Headland Quickfire; IcadeNoNo
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BraintreeYes135.0lDecrease. 30%£800.00Roundup Pro Bio YesYesYesNoNoYesNoInformation not heldInformation not held
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Breckland
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BrentYes1563.3lIncrease 5.6%£7,000.00Asteroid Pro 360; Gallup Biograde; Mascot Hi ActiveNoN/AYesN/AN/AYesChikara; Mascot Cross Bar selectiveNoMascot Rayzor
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Brentwood
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Brighton & HoveYes790.0lInformation not held£3,453.20Roundup Hi Active; Amenity Bio Grade Gallup; Mascot Hi Aktive; Gallup Biograde; Barclays GallupYesYesYesYesNoYesChikara; HolsterFicam D; Cimetrol Super EW; Goliath Gel; Digrain Wasp & Hormet Destroyer; K-Othrine WG250Instrata
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BristolYesDeclined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)Declined to answer (too much resource)
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BroadlandYes23.0lNo change£161.00Roundup Pro Bio YesNo YesNoNoYesChikara; hand-weeding & mulching (bark chip)NoNo
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Bromley
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BromsgroveYes80.0lDecrease 27%£640.00GallupYesN/AYes (public highway only round street furniture)N/AN/AYes ChikaraNoNo
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BroxbourneYes410.0lDecrease 14.6%£2,665.00RoundupNoN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoFerremol 20; Vitax Lawn Clear; Go Green Plus; Prompt; DepitoxRayzor; Dedicate; Headway; Instrata; Instrata Elite;
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Broxtowe
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Buckinghamshire
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BurnleyYes700.0lNo change£5,265.50Gallup Hi- Aktiv; Nomix G; Eco plugsYesN/A (We are not responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of school grounds so this information is unknown)Yes (to verges adjacent estates)N/A N/A YesDepitox (2,4D) for turf weed control; Icade (Triclopyr Triethylamine) for Japanese Knotweed; Chikara (Flazasulfuron) for residual control on woodland paths and shrubberiesNoHeadland charge (mecoprop-p); Inter tebloxy (tebuconazole and trifloxystrobin); Recover (iprodione) (July 2018 it got banned soon after); Nimble (pro-propiconazole); Masalon (muclobutanil); Emblem (fludoxomil)
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BuryYes370.0lContractor purchase, amount unknownNo change£1,439.30Plus amount spent by sub-contractors to the Highways department not knownRosateYes (on perimeters only)YesYesN/AN/AYesNo - unknown if sub-contractors to Highways has done soNoNo
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CalderdaleYes800.0lIncrease 25% £9,392.00Roundup Pro Vantage 480YesYesYesN/AN/AYesYesNoNo
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Cambridge
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CambridgeshireYes20.0lInformation not heldInformation not heldRoundupNoN/AN/AN/AN/AYes (when used at Children's Centres, they may have been used within 10m radious of schools) NoDigrain; Ficam D; Ficam W; InsectabanNo
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CamdenYesDeclinedDeclined£140,653.00(Grounds maintenance spent £79,034 Environmental services spent £61,619)Yes (Glysophate was used on hard standing areas, using targeted application for weed growth areas only not blanked sprayed)N/AYes (Glysophate was used on hard standing areas, using targeted application for weed growth areas only not blanked sprayed)N/AN/AN/AYes (Glysophate was used on hard standing areas, using targeted application for weed growth areas only not blanked sprayed)No replyNo replyNo reply
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Cannock ChaseYes212.0lNo changeInformation not heldMentorYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNoPurity Fungicide on fine turf
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CanterburyYes295.0lNo change£1,300.95Barclay Gallup Biograde Amenity YesN/AYesN/AN/AYesGreenor; Chikara; NoNo
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Carlisle
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Castle Point
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Central BedfordshireYes1045.0lNo change£8,527.00Roundup Pro Vantage; Gallup Hiactive; Roundup Pro BiactiveYesNoNoNoNoYesManual; sweepersBayer flying insect spray; cimetrol super bed bugs & fleas; dethlac insect lacquer crawling insects; digrain wasp nest destroyer waspos; eradisect single shot wasps; ficam D; Ficam W; K-otherine crawling insects ULV-500 cluster fliesNo
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CharnwoodYes140.0lDecrease 12%£952.00Monsanto Pro VantageYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoDualitas fungicide
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ChelmsfordYes600.0lDecrease 6.25%£12,580.00Nomix DualYesYesYesNoNoYes (playgrounds, housing estates, schools and private homes) Mechanical removalNoDualitus; Medallion
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CheltenhamYes280.0lIncrease 55%£3,475.80NoNoN/AYesN/AN/AYesMoss killerNoNo
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Cherwell and South NorthamptonshireYes120.0lNo change£225.00Plus VATRosate 360 TFYesNoYesN/AN/AYesSelective weed killers for sports turfNoNo
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Cheshire EastYes1111.6lDecrease £24,460.00Roundup Biactive; Roundup Pro Vantage; Albaugh Rosate; Green Glyphosate; Nomix G; Nomix Dual; Roundup Pro Active; RoundupYesYesYesYesNoYesAsulox for bracken controlNoImaverol for ringwork treatment in cattle
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Cheshire West & ChesterYesInformation not heldInformation not held£4,614.90Roundup Pro; Impact XP; Hi AktivYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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ChesterfieldYes745.0lIncrease 47.5%£5,305.00Roundup; CDA vanquishYesNoYesNoNoYesKatana Pistol; Eco PlugsNoUsed on bowling greens : Medallion (Fludioxonil), Headway (azoxystrobin, propiconazle) Dualitas (trifloxystrobin; tebucanazole)
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ChichesterYes15.0lDecrease 5% (approximate) we aren't massive users of Pesticides in general£106.00Roundup ProNoWe are not responsible for any schoolsWe are not responsible for any housing estatesWe are not responsible for any hospital groundsWe are not responsible for any NHS doctor surgeriesNoNoNoNo
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ChilternYesInformation not heldDecrease£75.00Nomix Dual; Barclay Gallup Biograde AmenityInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldNoNoNo
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ChorleyYes800.0lNo change£4,320.00Barclays Gallup Trustee AmenityYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesPan ParadiseNoNo
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City of AberdeenYes2200.0lNo change£18,900.00Roundup Pro Vantage 480; AsteroidYesYesYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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City of DundeeYes2754.0lIncrease 23%£17,187.50Roundup Pro VantageYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoFusion
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City of EdinburghYes1150.0lDecrease 52%£18,442.74Roundup Pro; Nomix; AsteroidNo ( acetic acid)YesYesNoYesYes
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City of GlasgowYes412.0lDecrease (56L less)£30,345.00Nomix; MonsantoYesYesYesYesN/AYes (Glyphosate based chemical (Roundup pro) is used in preparation of meadow areas within some parks. Acetic acids is used in playgrounds. Glyphosate based chemicals are used outside of playgrounds, schools etc)Acetic acid; weed ripper; strimmer ripper brush; mulching; strimming; hoeingWithin glass house: Chess WG; Naturalis; SB Plant Invigorator; Majestic; Decis; Dof Ant Killer; Gazelle; AphoxFerromax on cricket squares Previous to 2018 GCC have trialled various weed control techniques these include, Steam, Hot Foam, Thermal (flame), and electrical current, neither of these techniques successfully killed established weeds for any period of time.
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City of LondonYes2512.0lDecrease (60.4% decrease in city gardens area; 95% decrease in our housing estates)£36.00 Roundup Pro Biactive; Weedol;N/AN/AYesN/AN/AYesStone Forest; Neudorff; gas/flame removalNoHeritage95% decrease in use on our housing estates
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ClackmannanshireYes450.0lDecrease 20%£3,060.00Roundup Pro BiactiveYesYesYes NoNoYes NoNoNo
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ColchesterYesInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldNomix Dual; Gallup Hi Aktiv AmenityYesN/A YesN/A N/AYesNoClearcast; FerramolFusion
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CopelandYes110.0lInformation not held£998.98Roundup Pro VantageYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNo
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CorbyYesInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldMentor; AzuralInformation not heldInformation not heldYesN/AN/AYes (housing estates; private homes) NoNoNo
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CornwallYes400.0lDecrease - 80% reduction since 2008, 10% reduction since last yearRoundup Proactive; Hilite; Nomix; Dual; NoYesYesNoNoYes (although not applied near hospitals or playgrounds)Physical removal, mowing, strimming, brushing, mulching, SyneroNoNo
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CotswoldYes381.0lDecrease 7.5%£1,234.44Rosate 360TF NoNoYes (only those that may fal under highway weed control contact) NoNoYes (Only public highways that fall within highway weed control contract) NoNoNo
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CoventryYes1179.8lDecrease 9.55%£386.00Plus unspecified contractor spendRoundup Pro Vantage 480; Monsanto Amenity GlyphosateYesN/AYesN/AN/AYesIcadeNoNo
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CravenInformation not held
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CrawleyYes355.0lNo change£6,233.64Roundup: Nomix Dual; HiliteNoYes (Japanese Knotweed only)YesN/AN/AYesNoNo No
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Croydon
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CumbriaYes? (Harmful/Noxious weed treatment is undertaken by an external contractor or local/district council dependant on area)Information not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not held
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DacorumYesDeclined to answer (no reply)Information not heldInformation not heldRoundupNoN/AYesN/AN/AYesIcadeNoChipco Green (on bowling greens)
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DarlingtonYes800.0lNo change£5,120.00Trustee AmenityYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
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DartfordYes35.0lUnfortunately we are unable to provide this comparison as we changed our contractor from the beginning of 2018 and do not have this information for the previous contractor.£279.93Roundup Pro; Gallup Bio AmenityNon/a (We are not responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of school grounds so this information is unknown)Yes (garage areas, hardstanding and alleyways)n/a (We are not responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of hospital grounds so this information is unknown)n/a (We are not responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of NHS Doctor's surgeries so this information is unknown)Yes (housing estate garage areas, hardstanding and alleyways only)Katana (Active ingredient Flazasulfuron)NoNo
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DaventryYesInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldInformation not heldYes (not within the playground)N/AYesN/AN/AYes (housing estates, playgrounds)Manual removalNoNo
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DerbyYes1115.0lNo change£15,230.00Trustee Amenity; Rosate AmenityYesYesYesN/AN/AYesKatana; handweeding hoe, sweeping; hot foam; jet washing; brushinNoYes
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Derby Homes
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Derbyshire
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Derbyshire DalesYes20.0lNo change£180.00Roundup Pro VantageNoYes YesN/AN/AYesNoToprose; SolabiolNo
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Devon
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DoncasterYes1880.0lDecreased 6%£9,884.00Trustee AmenityNoYesYesNoNoYesChikaraNoNo
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Dorset County CouncilYes11.4Increase£2,600 Plus unspecified contractor spendRoundup; Roundup Pro Biactive; New Mentor; Spryte Aqua; YesYesYesYesNoYesNoPyrethrumNo
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DoverYes30.0lNo change£180.00GallupYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
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DudleyYes 3840.0lIncrease 72%£35,274.00No Mix G CDA; Glyphose Pro BiactiveYesYesYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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Dumfries and GallowayYes720.0lDecrease£6,944.40Roundup Pro Active; Roundup Pro Vantage; Biograde Amenity; Gallup; Nomix DualYesYesYesN/AYesYesChikaraBug Clear; Resolva Bug ClearNo
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DurhamYes5040.0lDecrease 1.56%£34,202.38Roundup; Roundup Pro; Trustee AmenityYesYesYesN/AN/AYesChikara; KatanaNoEland Strobilurin Turf Fungicide; Maxicrop No. 2 Lawn Moss Killer; Algolite Algae and Moss Killer for hard surfaces
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Ealing
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East AyrshireYes1359.0lIncrease = Outdoor services 10% increase; Ayrshire Roads Alliance 5% increase£2,385.00(for outdoor services only)Mascot Hiactive; Astroid Pro 360YesYesYesN/AN/AYesNoNoNo
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East CambridgeshireYes24.0lInformation not held£3,506.00Chikara; Clinic Ace; Trustee AmenityYesYesYesNoNOYesCrossbar Weed Selective HerbicideNoNo
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East DevonYes85.0lIncrease 14%£367.99Rosate 36NoNoYesNoNoYesManual methods, hoeing, pullingRose clearNo
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East DunbartonshireYes1663.0lIncrease 6%£18,160.00Roundup; Pistol; Asteroid Pro; Nomix DualYesYesYesN/AYesYesIcade; ChikaraFicam D; Ficam W; Crawling/Flying Insect spray; Dethlac; Fendona; Effect Microtech; Maxforce Gel; Digrain One Shot; K Otherine SC10No
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