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
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.
Bath could be winning its war on seagulls.
A new study shows the number of gulls in the city has stabilised, with the population only growing 1% over the past three years.
It follows a project to reduce litter in the city. Residents, businesses and the council are working together to help tackle the problem birds, by making sure litter is properly disposed of.
People in Bath are being asked to take action to tackle its gull problem.
The birds are starting to arrive back for spring and the council is warning residents and visitors not to feed them and to make sure that rubbish bags are gull proof.
The MP for Bath hosted a 'seagull summit in Parliament today to discuss the problems being caused by urban seagulls. Peter Rock, an expert from Bristol University, highlighted noise and damage to properties as just some of the problems being faced by communities.
He also estimated that there are more than 100,000 seagulls and the numbers are increasing rapidly. Mr Rock believes the current techniques in bringing down numbers are having little effect.
The meeting concluded that there was an urgent need for research into what makes the urban gull so successful. A further meeting will be organised for the near future.