New action on gulls

By BathNES Lib Dems 🔶, Feb 02, 2016 4:02

B&NES Cabinet will meet this week (10 February) to discuss action on the perennial problem of urban gulls in Bath. This will include an 18 month research project "map and track the behaviour of the gulls as they interact with their food sources and nesting sites".

Councillor Dine Romero (Southdown), Lib Dem spokesperson on Community Services, commented:

“It is, of course, welcome that the Council is taking the problem of urban gulls seriously. The Liberal Democrat administration worked hard over the previous four years to introduce various innovations to discourage urban gulls. These contributed to slowing the growth of gull populations, and it is reassuring to note that the new administration is planning to continue with many of our measures.”

“However, it is ridiculous if B&NES Council has been forced to go it alone and independently set up a research partnership on the life cycle of the urban gull, after the Conservative government cancelled the £250,000 package of funding into just this issue. The Lib Dems fought for years for the government funded project, which was dropped as one of the first actions of the incoming Conservative government. It is to be hoped that a research project on this local scale will produce useful results.”

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