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Salon Owner Calls On Council To Address Penistone's Pigeon Problem

Monday February 18 2013

A BEAUTY salon owner has called on the council to protect his business from a plague of pigeons.

Trevor Dixon, who runs two businesses in Penistone, says he's forced to clean the outside of his premises regularly to stop gutters and drains becoming blocked with pigeon excrement.

He says Barnsley Council should pay for pigeon prevention measures because the birds were attracted to the area by discarded food at the market.

The council has also installed pots of cinnamon and chilli gel in the £1million-plus building to stop the birds landing, which has moved them on to other buildings in the vicinity.

"Why they're here is because of the food source and the food source is in that market," said Trevor. "It's all right getting them out of there but where are they going to go? They're getting rid of them out of their building but onto our building.”

Cllr Linda Burgess, said: "We are aware of this situation and are in discussions with Mr Dixon."

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Reply Posted by James on Monday February 18 2013 at 09:39
Give them chance to move out of the area. As they're moved away from the market then they'll eventually move further and further away.

Getting rid of the market Trevor might see reduced custom to go with his blocked gutter.

Reply Posted by carl on Monday February 18 2013 at 15:34
if you think penistone os bad for pidgions go look in barnsley town centre they are out side every gregs chip shops and most of the other fast food outlets ?? i think there should be a cull to get rid of these flying vermin ?? if thay were rats they would be delt with ???

Reply Posted by Dene on Sunday February 24 2013 at 08:26
it does not mater were you go there's Pigeons all over, so are you saying kill every pigeon Carl thats a bit harsh , you would get the pigeon fancy's crying war ,,,,,and how would you get rid of them all in London ,,,,