The council budget for 2017/18 was approved which included an allocation of £57k for the gull strategy. This will enable the council to repeat its successful programme of egg and nest removal in the same locations/wards as last year, namely:
Abbey/Kingsmead/Newbridge/Twerton/Widcombe/Westmoreland and the former factory site occupied by Welton Bibby and Baron in MSN
The council be again be working with NBC Bird and Pest Solutions as it's contractor.
The council are finalising the project plan at the moment and will provide more details in due course, however the key milestone dates are:
· Publicity launch of programme in w/b 6 March when expressions of interest for treatments can start to be made with NBC Bird and Pest Solutions
· Treatment programme will take place from mid-April through to the end of May, before chicks begin to hatch. Revisits will then be programmed in to those premises visited in April and May to deal with any eggs which have been re-laid
Please keep an eye on this blog for more information that we will publish when available.