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.
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