Town hall pigeon problems persist
More pigeon problems have led to Berwick Corporation (Freemen) Trustees lodging plans to install spikes directly to the timber windows and to the sill on 10 window openings on the first floor of the town hall on Marygate.
Pigeons moved to that part of the building after spikes were installed on the top floor.
A report accompanying an application for listed building consent states: ‘There has been a significant problem around the northern and eastern elevations of Berwick town hall with pigeons previously roosting in the top floor windows.
‘This is causing damage to the masonry of the building and creating a public health hazard below.
‘It is proposed that UV polycarbobate spikes are secured via polycarbonate brackets to the front of the timber window frames and a second row of spikes in installed on the top of the cills in order to prevent pigeons nesting or roosting on the windows of the building, whilst causing a minimal amount of damage to the fabric of the building itself.
‘It is considered that the proposed works will protect the fabric of the building and give a considerable benefit to the local community’.