Why not fine seagull feeders?

Having given these two matters a good deal of thought, I am writing to support Janice Camp, of Chapel Street, and Chris Greenway, of Bicton Place, Exmouth.

Having given these two matters a good deal of thought, I am writing to support Janice Camp, of Chapel Street, and Chris Greenway, of Bicton Place, Exmouth.

For how long has the council been considering the problem of the seagulls? I have lived in Budleigh on and off since 1973 and residents and visitors go on feeding the seagulls, encouraging them to leave the seafront and come where food is available around buildings in the High Street. When, eventually, one pecks out the eye of a child or dog, perhaps the council will wake up and fine feeders of gulls on the spot.

As to the Longboat Cafe idea, I have always thought it a splendid one, as long as it does not interfere with residents along the front. A cafe and restaurant in Budleigh is much-needed, open all day and evenings, providing tea, coffee and a glass of wine with food; how often have I walked along the High Street, not late, usually about 5pm, and visitors have asked me where, apart from the pubs, can they get a cup of tea or coffee and a snack.

In many ways I am happy to live in Budleigh, but I despair of the English attitude towards the providing of food and drink, so council "Wake up" and allow the Hushons success with their venture.


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