New signs to deter visitors from feeding birds go up in the City
Additional signs have been placed throughout the city centre to ask visitors not to feed the birds and gulls.
This is the latest measure from Gloucester City council in trying to help reduce the number of gulls in the city.
The successful egg oiling programme has been carried out again this summer in more locations.
This has been complemented by working with owners of the Hempsted landfill site, Cory Environmental, over the last two years which has led to the bird's food source being reduced.
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Councillor Sajid Patel, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: "Following preventative measures by Cory Environmental at the landfill site the birds have lost their main source of food.
"They are hungry and looking for alternative food sources, which is why we have been working with local businesses to ensure waste put out in the city centre is secured from the birds.
"We urge visitors to the city centre to help us to continue the work to prevent the numbers of birds in the city by not feeding the birds, which is why we have put additional temporary signage up. And to ensure all litter is also disposed of properly by placing into one of the bins in the city as anyone seen dropping litter could potentially face a fine."
The City Council has invested additional resources into controlling the numbers of gulls in the city enabling the egg oiling programme to be carried out in more areas. This has led to 1,350 eggs being oiled this summer.
During this time as residents are also asked not to leave food out for birds in their gardens.
Councillor Patel added: "As the birds are hungry they are looking for alternative food sources. As to not attract the gulls to other neighbourhoods I would ask people not to leave food out in their gardens for the next few weeks."