To: Waverley Borough Council

Ban Dangerous Pesticides in Frensham, Farnham and all surrounding villages

Ban Dangerous Pesticides in Frensham, Farnham and all surrounding villages

Please ban the spraying of Monsanto's Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides on our streets and parks.

Why is this important?

The use of glyphosates has already been banned or restricted in 8 countries. It is not acceptable that ourselves, our children and the animals we share our community with are being routinely exposed to these chemicals whether we like it or not.

This is a matter of great importance for those of us who care about each other's health and the health of our children, our cats, our dogs and all the flora and fauna of this city, of course including our beloved bees.

If you don't live in this area, click here to start a campaign for your city:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/start-a-pesticide-campaign

How it will be delivered

Would you be interested in helping me to deliver the petition &/or hold a meeting with Waverley Borough Council to discuss alternative safe methods of weed control?

Please email and spread the word to get as many involved as possible: the more voices the more likely it is that we will succeed!

Thanks

Frensham

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Reasons for signing

  • (1) Glyphosate has been identified as having negative impacts of on foraging bees (2) US scientist, Stephanie Seneff, asserts a myriad of negative health impacts on humans, through ingestion of glyphosate (mainly as a side effect of its application intensively on G.M.O. crops in The U.S.A.) : http://vimeo.com/65914121
  • There is no need to inflict this dangerous pesticide on ourselves
  • It always makes is feel most unwell and affects our breathing badly whenever the local farmer sprays pesticides on the fields near our home. We are desperate to stop it. We ask the farmer to please let us know when he is going to spray so we could at least close our windows and doors, but he refuses saying it is completely safe even after the World Health Organisations recently very concerning expressed doubts. Cancer and it's devastating increase is a horrendous price to pay.

Updates

2016-06-23 13:27:39 +0100

Hi everyone,
A breakthrough!
I'm delighted to say that Mark Collings , the Green Spaces Cotract Officer for Waverley Borough Council has agreed to look into alternatives to glyphosate-based herbicides. Such positive and welcome news - thank you Mark!
Please make contact if you have any expertise in this area - pooling our resources as a community can help us to make our local public spaces healthier for us all.
Thanks again for supporting this campaign.
Fiona

2016-05-12 08:53:37 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-05-11 14:51:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-05-11 13:04:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-05-11 12:59:12 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-05-11 12:57:42 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-05-11 12:56:34 +0100

10 signatures reached