I work for a local authority and want to make my town pesticide-free

There is increasing concern from citizens, local authorities and governments about the impacts of pesticides on human and environmental health. As a result, towns and cities across the UK are considerably reducing, if not completely eradicating the use of pesticides in urban spaces, and are switching to non-chemical methods of weed control. But there’s still a long way to go and we are here to help you make your local area pesticide-free.

PAN UK works with local councillors and council officers to develop a policy framework for a transition to non-chemical alternatives. We have successfully worked closely with councils like Bristol, Brighton, Lewes, Hammersmith & Fulham and more to achieve this, and we would love to hear from you.

Be part of the growing Pesticide-Free Towns movement and leave a lasting legacy for your local area which protects your constituents and the environment.

If you need guidance or advice on how to form a policy and a plan to switch to non-chemical alternatives in your town or city then we’re here to help. Email us on PFTsupport@pan-uk.org 

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Quote by Wesley Harcourt, Hammersmith & Fulham Councillor

Resources for local authorities

A guide for local authorities

Pesticide Free Towns - A Toolkit for Local Authorities

Glyphosate myth buster

Glyphosate myth buster

European approaches

Pesticide-free Towns - Different Approaches in Europe

Glyphosate monograph

Glyphosate Monograph

Glyphosate restrictions

Pesticide Free Towns - A list of towns where glyphosate is restricted or banned

Toronto: case study

Pesticide Free Towns - A Case Study in Toronto