• Bookmark this page

The Best Guide for the Portsmouth Area

Portsmouth news, reviews and local events in Portsmouth areas including Cosham, Drayton, Farlington, Copnor, North End, Fratton, Southsea, and communities in Portsmouth.

Calendar of
Upcoming Events
Verisona Law

Business Reviews

"Best butchers in Portsmouth!"
"Fantastic store for new and retro gaming"
"Convenient, professional, great value service"
"Honest, reliable and trustworthy"

Testimonials

"I chose AboutMyArea because initially it has the most effective local promotion. It has gained the largest local following of all the community sites, and I am impressed with the way Haley promotes a..." more
- Howard Jones, Kip McGrath
Loading...

Easy Access

Crackdown on Feeding Pigeons in Havant

Published: 6th July 2017 13:31

 Havant shoppers are being advised not to feed the pigeonsHavant Borough Council is advising residents and shoppers not to feed pigeons that congregate in town centre areas.

Joining forces with Waterlooville town centre businesses and local residents, Havant Borough Council is about to launch a poster campaign which advises visitors about the perils of attracting the attentions of the birds to the area.

Officers are seeking to persuade those that are currently feeding the pigeons up to four kilos of bird seed twice a day, to stop doing so.

If these warnings are not heeded the council will be seeking to issue those responsible with Community Protection Notices (CPNs) effectively banning the feeding of birds in certain areas. Breaches of these CPNs can lead to the issue of a £80 fixed penalty notice.

Cabinet Lead for Environment, Councillor Tony Briggs, said: “Pigeons are a real nuisance because of the way their droppings make a mess on shops, street furniture and - sometimes it lands on people too.  We have also received reports these birds are roosting on local residents’ balconies which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the area. We want to discourage anyone who deliberately feeds them in anyway.”

“Our officers have seen for themselves the shocking impact these birds are having on residents’ lives. It is simply not right that people should have to put netting over their windows to keep them out. 

Dealing with the nuisance caused by pigeons in the London Road Precinct area is also the number one issue for retailers”

Bookmark and Share

Report this article as inappropriate

Comments

You need to log in before you can do that! It's only a quick registration process to join the AMA network and completely free.

Sign in or join now to post a comment
Find a Local Business Get the PO6 Newsletter!
Loading...
Back to Top
© Copyright 2005-2019 AboutMyArea

AboutMyArea Privacy Policy

PO6: Portsmouth Home | News | Community | Classifieds | Business Directory | What's on in Portsmouth | Business Talk | Portsmouth People | Lifestyle | Have Your Say | Food and Drink | Competitions | Gallery | Days Gone By | Archives | Elections 2018 | Contact Us
AboutMyArea: Home | Site Map | Contact AboutMyArea | Terms & Conditions | Community Guidelines | Business Opportunity | Help

About Cookies