Hammersmith and Fulham statement on pesticides

Pesticide-Free Pledge

PAN UK’s PLEDGE

Once you have taken the pledge to make your town, city or borough a pesticide-free zone and committed to several of the suggested activities, PAN UK can offer the following support:

  • Work with councillors and relevant council officers to create a bespoke pesticide policy for your town, city or borough.

  • Provide a bespoke three-year plan for phasing out pesticide use in your area.

  • Run free practical workshops and webinars to provide practical help as to how to reduce pesticide use.

  • Help to develop suitable trials and pilot schemes for non-chemical alternatives.

  • Attend meetings alongside elected councillors in order to support their approaches to other councillors, council officers or the public.

  • Provide information and support in all areas related to going pesticide free, including a toolkit specifically for councils.

  • Provide sample council Motions associated to going pesticide free.

  • Assist in publicising measures that are already being undertaken by the council to stop and reduce the use of pesticides within the borough.

  • Provide suggestions for public information materials and messaging.

COUNCILLORS’ PLEDGE

By pledging to make your town, city or borough pesticide-free, you are committing to undertake at least two (and ideally more) of the following activities:

  • Encourage the council to undertake trials and pilot schemes for non-chemical alternatives to pesticides.

  • Organise a full council debate on the subject of making your borough, town or city pesticide-free.

  • Develop a Motion to be put before the council calling for an end to the use of pesticides on all areas of land under council control.

  • Support the council’s parks and green spaces managers to go pesticide-free.

  • Work with council officers to plant pesticide-free urban wildflower meadows to create a haven for bees and other wildlife.

  • Promote existing good work being undertaken by council officers to reduce pesticide use, including publicising any areas within the borough that are already pesticide-free.

  • Promote the concept of going pesticide-free to other local land managers (e.g. universities, companies which manage transport infrastructure, housing estate managers etc.)

  • Communicate with members of the public about the benefits of going pesticide free.

  • Attend a free PAN UK Pesticide-Free Towns workshop or webinar.

Take the pledge

Email PAN UK to take the pledge. In return, we’ll send you a ‘pledge logo’ which can be used on print materials, websites and social media platforms so you can show local residents that you support a healthier future for people and environment.  

Copy and paste the following information into your email and send it to pesticide-free@pan-uk.org

Name:

Town, city or borough:

Political party:

Social Media:

Please attach a photo.

*Please note that by taking the pledge you agree to have your details added to our website and social media for further promotion of this campaign. In addition we will add you to our mailing list in order to inform you of workshops, relevant news and useful updates so that you can follow through on your pledge commitment.

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