Each year we seem to have problems with weed growth in one part of the City or another.
As well as being unsightly, if untreated the weeds can cause damage to footpaths, roads and bridges.
Last year weeds seemed to win the war so, when the York Council said that they had completed the first of three planned applications of weed killer in May, we hoped for the best.
But today, 4 weeks later, when the weed killer should have taken effect, there are still areas which seem to have been missed.
We are not sure whether this is down to the contractors who were employed to do the work, the type of weed killer which was used or just unfavourable weather conditions.
Whatever the reason, some action needs to be taken quickly to free our streets from this problem.