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    Peter Aldous MP takes seagull debate to Parliament

    NewsBird NewsMonday 24 October 2011
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    Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, is to lead the debate, titled Seagulls in Coastal Towns, in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

    Mr Aldous had previously signed an Early Day Motion highlighting the birds' impact on councils, businesses and members of the public.
     
    Residents of Aldeburgh and Lowestoft had complained about large numbers of the birds.
    Aldeburgh town councillor Celia Leggett said the problem was partly caused by humans feeding the seagulls.

    She said: "We put up signs on the seawall asking people not to feed the seagulls.It's actually considered a littering issue so if you're caught feeding the seagulls you could be fined for littering, which could be a fine up to £2,500.
    Apart from anything else, if a seagull snaps your finger you will know about it because they have very sharp beaks."
     
    Ms Leggett said that culling of the birds had been ruled out in Aldeburgh.

    Source: BBC News

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