Before you start, remember:
Refer to Identifying Ragwort
The BHS Welfare team has a network of Welfare Advisers and Field Officers.
The BHS will aim to resolve the concern by working with the horse owner/keeper or landowner in an advisory capacity. If you’re concerned about horses grazing in fields with ragwort, contact the team on:
02476 840517 or
The land is classified
as medium risk.
A high risk is posed to animals grazing within 50 metres of where ragwort is growing, but it's more effective if ragwort is controlled up to 100 metres from any eligible land at risk to help prevent its spread.
Discuss the risk with the landowners/occupiers. They should continue to monitor the situation and put controls in place if necessary.
The land is classified as low risk.
Consider making the landowners/occupiers aware if spread increases. It would be in their interests to take action as part of a contingency plan if necessary.
The land is certified as high risk!
Immediate action to remove the weed from this area and control its spread must be taken by the landowner.
The Welsh Government's Code of Practice to Prevent and Control the Spread of Ragwort has full details of the actions that complainants should take.
When a potential problem is identified, the landowner/occupier should be contacted first. For instances where ragwort issues cannot be resolved contact the Natural Environment and Agriculture Team of the Welsh Government on 0300 0622306.
The Natural Environment and Agriculture Team will take enforcement action under the Weeds Act 1959 where ragwort poses a high risk to horses/livestock or the production of conserved forage.
The relevant parish, town or community council are responsible.
Find your Local Authority’s details at www.wlga.gov.uk
Network Rail is responsible.
Contact: 03457 114141
Motorways / Trunk Roads
The Welsh Government has delegated responsibility (for both types of road) for the maintenance and operation to Local Authority Trunk Road Agents:
The North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent
The South Wales Trunk Road Agent
But it’s still by a road
It's not by a road
Canal and River Trust
Ministry of Defence Land
Contact the local base directly
Contact the local council or private landowner
Natural Resources Wales will be responsible
The relevant local Highway Authority is responsible.
Find your local authority’s details at www.wlga.gov.uk