1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015 in News
An action plan to reduce gull numbers in Devizes and the surrounding areas was announced at Devizes Area Board on Monday night.
The board agreed to contribute £3,200 towards the £10,000-a-year project, which will use a bird of prey to scare the gulls along with replacing eggs with fake ones.
The bird of prey, which is being supplied by Harris Hawks and Falcons, would fly three hours daily for 10 days and then 26 more flights through the year to maintain a presence in the area.
On four occasions there will also be an egg and nest removal program for roof areas during April, May and June, with access arranged by Wiltshire Council.