Council moves against resort seagulls
THE fight against seagull attacks on rubbish in Ilfracombe is continuing, with North Devon Council taking to the streets to raise awareness of the problem. Over the last three weeks, staff and councillors have been talking to residents about how they can
THE fight against seagull attacks on rubbish in Ilfracombe is continuing, with North Devon Council taking to the streets to raise awareness of the problem.
Over the last three weeks, staff and councillors have been talking to residents about how they can help the situation, covering areas such as Oxford Grove and the High Street. They've been joined by some of the town's street champions and representatives from Transform, the neighbourhood management programme for Ilfracombe.
Ward councillor and Lead Member for Waste and Recycling, Cllr Paul Yabsley, said: "Many people put out their waste and recycling the evening before their collection. This wouldn't normally be a problem. However, in Ilfracombe, waste is often targeted by seagulls, which means some streets are left littered with rubbish before our teams even get to them.
"Therefore, we've been speaking to local people face-to-face over the last few weeks to offer tips on how to prevent seagull attacks. This has included information about discounted gull guards they can buy or simply putting a blanket over their rubbish bags to deter the birds."
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During the evening rounds, staff have also been offering general advice about waste and recycling services.
If other residents would like further information on our waste and recycling service, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01271) 374776.
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