The sun is coming out, and our parks are filling up with children playing, but Rother council is spraying toxic pesticides all over our streets and parks, just to kill weeds. The World Health Organisation has said these chemicals, called glyphosate, “probably cause cancer”.
Several European cities have already banned them, and now they’ve been joined by Edinburgh, Brighton, Aberdeen and Glastonbury in the UK too. People-powered campaigns stopped these toxic chemicals being sprayed elsewhere – a huge petition could see Rye become the next place to take a stand.
Environmental organization 38 degrees is inviting local people to support their campaign by signing a petition online to get these chemicals banned from our streets and open spaces.