Gull cull mulled as tourists take flight

A seagull on the pier at Whitby
A seagull on the pier at Whitby
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THEY REMAIN a constant nuisance for any holidaymaker settling down for traditional fish and chips on the seafronts of Yorkshire’s most popular resorts.

But now Scarborough Council’s Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee is to consider a review into the management of gulls in the town.

Andy Skelton, Scarborough Council director of service delivery, said: “This is the very first stage of what could become a review into the management of the gull population in our borough. The subject is being raised with the committee in response to some concerns from local councillors, businesses and members of the public.”

There have been calls to tackle the issue of seagulls in the seaside town by traders.

Councillor Andrew Jenkinson (Newby) said: “They are blighting the industry of Scarborough. People are sick and tired of them. People are frightened to sit and eat outside the cafés.”