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Council To Install Signs To Stop People From Dropping Food

Friday April 12 2013

Council to put signs up Council to put signs up

BARNSLEY Council will install signs in Penistone Market in an attempt to stop people leaving food and attracting pigeons.

Business owners and shoppers have complained about the amount of birds in the area, which have settled on nearby buildings after being attracted by scraps of food left in the market barn.

Residents have also reported people scattering grain in the area to feed the pigeons, which has made the problem worse.

"We will shortly be placing notices in and around the market asking people to refrain from leaving any type of food on the ground," said Cllr Roy Miller.

"Scattering food on the ground is classed as littering so we will be monitoring the area, working with colleagues in regulatory services."

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Reply Posted by Mick on Friday April 12 2013 at 21:31
The poor suffering shoppers of Penistone having to see pigeons. It's only right that the council rushes to their aid. I bet there s**t doesn't smell either.

Reply Posted by les on Saturday April 13 2013 at 17:38
Yes i agree thats crap that pigeons have to
go without food after such a bad winter
after all us clean humans keep everythingspick & span including market traders. drive past. thepark an ride at birdwell. the pigeons drive in there and chuck ther cans and mcdonald bags all over and leave rubish all over barnsley market and then the young pigeons throw there sweet wrappers all over barnsley....
Stop talking crap bird seed is not littering
the birds eat it all in minutes...its just lame
excuses by the council and traders its a pity photos cant be included in these sections barnsley council shoyld be flogged for what barnsley really looks like to visitors crap thts been there for years.....
I bet if rubbish was copper wed have the cleanest country in the world ?

Reply Posted by collier on Saturday April 13 2013 at 20:49
I dropped half a sausage roll there once and some scratter caught it and ate it before it hit the floor