Giant hogweed

If you suspect you have giant hogweed on your own land do not touch it.

Take a look at the Government’s guidance on how to get rid of it - please be aware that it may take several years of treatment to fully destroy.

In extreme cases, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 can be used to force landowners to take steps to destroy giant hogweed on their land that is judged to be causing serious problems to communities.

Further advice and identification information can be found on the Non-native Species website.

If you suspect there is giant hogweed growing on land owned by the Council, please do not touch it and contact us by emailing