Summit to tackle seagulls

A summit has been held in Sidmouth to discuss the problem of seagulls.

Special summit to tackle seagulls

A seagull summit has been held in our region to discuss the problem the birds are having in many of our towns and cities.

East Devon District Council organised the event after receiving a number of complaints from the public about seagulls messing up the rubbish, fouling buildings and in some cases being aggressive, particularly to anyone walking along with food in their hands.

Jeff Welch reports:

Battling the menace of seagulls

A seagull summit has been held to help people and businesses affected by the birds.

In many places seagulls have become an aggressive nuisance - scavenging food and nesting on rooftops.

East Devon District Council organised the event in Sidmouth after complaints from the public about the birds.

Councillor Tom Wright from East Devon District Council says the warmer summer months led to more birds being fed.

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