Public Warning about Giant Hogweed

It was brought to everyone’s attention at the Alva Community Council meeting on Monday 8th May, that there is Giant Hogweed near Alva Academy and Greenhead area. There could be more within the Alva area. If anyone recognises any anywhere, please contact Clacks Council on 01259 450000 and ask for Environmental Services.  Please refer to the photos below so that you can recognise it.

This is potentially a very dangerous plant to touch/come in contact with as it causes severe reactions such as a prickly heat sensation and painful blistering of the skin.

NB: Anyone having any reaction after coming in contact with it, will require to get medical help immediately. 

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