If approved they could be one of the first councils in the UK to impose fines for those caught giving food to the birds.
Leave them alone, we are the reason they are forced to seek food inshore because we have decimated the fish stocks. Another beautiful and majestic creature to be persecuted by man.
This won't make any difference...the gulls will still be there, eating all the food people can't be bothered to put in bins once they've had their fill.
The council should fine folks who drop food in the street, not folks who feed these lovely creatures.
@itvwestcountry perhaps if we stopped over fishing their food source they wouldn't need to scavenge for food. Fining won't solve anything!
Stopping feeding them will make them more aggressive and more likely to snatch food from peoples hands. They are a menace.
A big fat YES from me, but who would police it?
Yes, they don't need encouraging - they belong on the coast, not in towns where they are blocking people's chimneys and gas terminals.
The announcement came today that East Devon is to host one of the few women-only marathons later this year.Read the full story ›
Two rare male woodlarks have been spotted in the heaths of East Devon after an absence of fifty years.Read the full story ›
England’s only breeding wild population of beavers has grown following the release of two more animals at a secret location in East Devon.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people turned up to watch what is probably one of the West Country's most curious traditions.
Barrels soaked in tar were set alight and carried through the East Devon town of Ottery St Mary on the shoulders of some of its residents - a Bonfire Night practice that dates back to the 17th century.
Controversial proposals to auction off beach huts in East Devon to the highest bidder have been abandoned.
The district council says it dropped the idea after consulting with the public, although it still plans to raise charges next year.
Families who have rented beach huts in East Devon for generations fear they could be forced out by a proposed new bidding process.Read the full story ›
An East Devon hotel that will play host to a couple of teams during the Rugby World Cup is on the market.
Woodbury Park Hotel near Exeter has been put up for sale with a guide price of around £12 million. It was previously owned by motor racing champion Nigel Mansell and the complex is still home to his World of Racing museum.
An investigation is underway into a crash in East Devon in which two elderly pedestrians were crushed by a water bowser.
It came loose from a tractor on the A375 at Sidbury, north of Sidmouth yesterday morning. The tank crashed into the man and woman, leaving them with severe leg injuries. They were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.
In a statement accompanying his resignation to East Devon District Council, Graham Brown maintained that he has not broken the law but had ‘misjudged the situation’. His statement read:
It is with great regret that I have decided today to step down and resign my position as an East Devon District Councillor due to the unbearable media pressure from the Daily Telegraph.
I wish to announce a full apology to my councillor colleagues across the whole political spectrum at East Devon and to the East Devon District Council officers for my disparaging remarks.
I would like to add that I stand by the fact that although I thoroughly misjudged the situation, I remain firm in the knowledge that I have not broken the law and will work to clear my name of any wrongdoing.”