What’s the solution?
The local council has the power to ban pesticides on all public land in your borough. In fact a number of councils around the UK are already proving that it can be done, including London’s own Hammersmith & Fulham which went pesticide-free in 2016.
In the run up to the city-wide council elections in May 2018, PAN UK mobilised thousands of London residents to ask their local candidates to pledge to make their borough pesticide-free if elected. We received an amazing response with almost 400 pledges pouring in from all but two of London’s boroughs, and all of the main political parties.
Scroll down to find out who took the pledge in your borough.
We are delighted to report that almost 40% of the candidates who took the Pesticide-Free London pledge were elected and we now have allies in two-thirds of London councils.
But taking the pledge is easy. Now the work begins to turn this groundswell of support into real and lasting change. PAN UK will be working closely with councils across London to help them stop using pesticides and make the switch to non-chemical alternatives. But, we can’t do this alone. Councillors will only take action if they hear from concerned citizens like you!