Pigeon problems persist at town hall

Further efforts are being made to overcome problems being caused by pigeons at Berwick town hall.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 8:12 am

Berwick Corporation (Freemen) Trustees has already carried out works on the Grade 1 listed building to prevent the birds nesting and roosting. Now, it has submitted an application for listed building consent for the installation of UV stabilised polycarbonate anti-pigeon roosting spikes on two blocked up windows openings.

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A report with the application states: ‘There has been a significant problem around the northern and eastern elevations with pigeons on the second floor and first floor windows. This is causing damage to the masonry of the building and creating a public health hazard below. There are two infilled window openings which are now being used by pigeons.’

Berwick Town Council planning committee has made no objection.