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A Cornwall councillor has been dressing up as a seagull as part of a new campaign against litter. Councillor John Boase joined other members of Helston Town Council to promote seagull-proof sacks. It's hoped residents will use them to prevent the birds from tearing apart bin bags.
"What happens is people put their rubbish out the night before the binmen come and so the seagulls have got plenty of time to play with it. I'm sure the people aren't doing it out of any inconsiderateness, they're just not realising it. So we thought we could publicise it with a fun event"
If seagulls are being a pest in your area, contact your council's Environmental Health or Pest Control. If a seagull is injured call RSPCA.
Avon & Somerset Police have put out a request on social media for people to stop calling 101 over issues regarding seagulls.
Despite a number of reports this month about seagull incidents increasing, police are asking people to think about the situation before they call.
Councillors in Burnham-on-Sea have voted against plans to try and reduce the number of seagulls in the town.
Several residents have complained about noisy nesting gulls.
One suggestion was to annually remove eggs at the cost of £10,000 a year.
Read more: Man injured after seagull attack in Bristol
A man from Cornwall says he's too scared to leave his home after a series of attacks by seagulls.
In the latest incident, Barry Poore from Newquay suffered a dislocated shoulder and cuts to his hands when he was dive-bombed by a flock of gulls near his work.
Mr. Poore told us he's staying inside following a warning that any sudden movement could put his shoulder out again.
Seagulls are on people's minds in our region. The Prime Minister has spoken about the issue, in the wake of several reports of gull attacks on pets and people in recent weeks.
The growing problem of seagulls in our city centres has again been highlighted after a man was badly injured by a gull and ended up in hospital.
Allan Plaister was dive-bombed by the bird, who managed to knock him off his bike while he was cycling in the centre of Bristol. He's now on crutches, but says it could have been worse had he fallen into passing traffic.
Bristol City Council has set aside £200,000 to look at ways of tackling the problem the city's gull problem, and the Prime Minister has spoken about the issue, in the wake of several gull attacks on pets and people in recent weeks.
Bob Constantine has more.
Cornwall Council are encouraging residents to play their part to prevent seagulls from attacking people and pets.
They say everyone can play a part in solving the problem by disposing of litter carefully, not feeding the gulls and putting rubbish out for collection in a seagull proof sack.
With incidents of gulls swooping down on people as they eat and attacks on individuals and animals, concerns have been raised about how to tackle the problem.
At this time of year herring gulls are feeding and protecting their young and will aggressively seek out food by any means possible.
Unfortunately, by feeding the birds, leaving rubbish bags out for collection unsecured and dropping litter in the street, humans have made it easy for them and this is one of the main reasons we are experiencing the problems we are having today.
If we are serious about tackling this issue then the solution starts with us all. Please dispose of your litter carefully, don't feed the gulls and either put rubbish out for collection in a bin or seagull proof sack.