Unwelcome shower

Bath’s urban gull population comes in for criticism this sunny weekend. Eddy Priest writes:

“Hi Richard. Any chance you could do an article on the filthy mess in our city caused by the pesky sea gulls?

Eddy Priest took this picture of a car in Wood Street.

I took the photo of two cars in Wood St. this morning. I felt so sorry for the owners as this material etches its way through the paint lacquer.

I believe this is totally unacceptable in our beautiful city. God knows what the tourists think of us.

Another car under ‘attack’ from gulls. Photo by Eddie Priest.

The Harrington Hotel in Queens St. has to scrub their pavements every morning so their customers don’t foul their shoes and suitcases whilst exiting the premises.”

B&NES has had a gull programme running for a couple of years now in an attempt to reduce the gull population. They have been removing nests and trying to encourage people not to drop food on the pavement.