Campaign to deal with gull problem unveiled

The annual attempt to deal with gulls in Gloucester has extended to more parts of the city. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive

Gloucester City Council is making further attempts to deal with the problem caused by gulls in the city.

Methods will include experimenting with a new gel repellent which is claimed will put off the birds from roosting and nesting.

The work will be carried out in the previously identified breeding ‘hotspots’ of the city centre ‘gate streets’ and in two areas along the Bristol Road.

Council Leader, Paul James, said: “ At the height of the summer we appreciate how disruptive the birds can be"

“ We have to be realistic and accept that we can’t completely solve the problem. We will continue working together with our partners to continue looking at future solutions.”