Shouldn't this be in the WTF thread? !!! It's not April 1st is it?It would seem that a (conservation group) is to seek to amend the above act to include thistles & docks as protected plants. The attacks on our current methods of food production are now targets for allcomers,what a mess !!
You don't get prosecuted, you get issued with compliance orders. I suppose if you refused to comply with one of those you could eventually be prosecuted for something, or Defra could get the work done at your expense maybe, I don't know if they have that power. But the usefulness of the Weeds Act is less its power over private individuals, rather a stick to compel large corporate and public bodies to act - they are unable to not comply with official compliance orders, so the existence of the Weeds Act give the private landowner some way of forcing the like of the Highways Agency, Network Rail, local councils etc to control ragwort particularly.Has anyone actually been prosecuted under the Weeds Act?
I have gleaned some more info.Shouldn't this be in the WTF thread? !!! It's not April 1st is it?