In a draft strategy for the management of Council owned green spaces Neath Port Talbot Council makes a particularly bad error.

They say, "Over the years, a number of invasive plants have been introduced to the country. These include species such as Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica), Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens Glandulifera) and Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea). In many areas where there are no control methods, these plants are becoming dominant and are a threat to the natural habitat."

This is completely incorrect with respect to Ragwort. It is a native species of importance to wildlife

Perhaps there is some confusion with Oxford Ragwort which is an introduced plant of waste ground and pavement cracks.