Signs are needed

I notice the seagull question has reared its head again as the holiday season approaches.

The cause of the problem is clearly our fast-food, rubbish-intensive culture, and we can’t blame the birds for that. That said, it needs to be dealt with and the best way to do that is through a proper information campaign.

I still see tourists thoughtlessly feeding the gulls, so we need far more signs along the seafront explaining why this is a bad idea, along with prominent notices in all public places, eg the library, tourist information centre, takeaway shop windows, etc.

If the council and local businesses were to work together on this, I’m sure we would see a far more long-term improvement than the mindless threats of violence could ever achieve.

Sharon L Howe


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