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Primary responsibility for weed control rests with the occupier of the land on which the weeds are growing. It is important to be alert to potential weed problems and take action quickly.

There are five injurious weeds covered in the Weeds Act 1959 (external link):

  • common ragwort
  • curled dock
  • broad-leaved dock
  • spear thistle
  • creeping thistle.

Further information on ragwort can be found in the  ‘Common Ragwort Friend or Foe?’ leaflet.

Specific complaints about the presence of Ragwort may be addressed to the Welsh Government Divisional Offices - see map for details of your local office.

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