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'Don't spray poison near kids'

CAMPAIGNERS against pesticides stepped up their protests after council workers sprayed toxic chemicals next to schools in Fishponds.

They are furious that the city seems to be rowing back on pledges to phase out harmful pesticides.

The Pesticide Safe Bristol Alliance has been calling for an end to the use of glysophate, a weedkiller that is under review in Europe because of its hazardous impact on human health, since Bristol was European Green Capital in 2015.

The Mayor Marvin Rees committed to their cause in his election campaign a year later but now the council has told the Voice it has no plans to stop using glysophate.

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