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Wyre Borough Council Gull Feeding PSPO

Posted by j carter 
Wyre Borough Council Gull Feeding PSPO
September 07, 2017 06:17PM
The following has gone out to all Fylde Bird Club members.
LDBWS members may be interested in supporting their concerns.

Wyre Borough Council want to make it an offence to feed gulls and are running a public consultation exercise.

If you wish to make your views known, you can participate by following this link:

Then Click on the words in green
PSPO consultation
That will open the consultation form.

The Fylde Bird Club Committee encourages all members to participate. The survey is very short and can be completed in seconds but it includes a box where you can write whatever you like!

Wyre Borough Council's justification on their webpage is full of inaccurate anti gull rhetoric.
The Club has written to Wyre Borough Council challenging this anti gull nonsense printed on their website.
As an alternative, we have proposed signs and education instead of fines and control of take away food litter and secure bins.

The Bird Club's Committee are concerned that the Council has published such inflammatory anti gull propaganda that will turn people against gulls and potentially other birds. We are concerned that the action against gulls may escalate because we do not believe that this measure will make any difference.

The following facts are relevant:
Herring Gull is declining and is Red listed.
Some Councils have resorted to killing gulls (not yet proposed by Wyre).
Gulls have been killed at Fleetwood Fish Dock in the past.
Despite the claim on Wyre Borough Council's website, the RSPB didn't know about this until we told them.
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