Seagull-proof bins needed

SEAGULLS have sparked fury among seafront residents who are unhappy about rubbish being left strewn along the beach.

SEAGULLS have sparked fury among seafront residents who are unhappy about rubbish being left strewn along the beach.

The rubbish is being taken from open-topped bins which were on the beach by North Somerset Council a few years ago.

The bins are well used, but residents say thanks to the pesky birds by the next morning the beach is a mess with paper, plastic, and general rubbish.

Roy Comer who lives in Royal Sands said: "It is ridiculous the amount of rubbish which is on the beach because of these bins.


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"Over the last five years we have made many telephone calls to the council, they are very blasé about the beach and refuse to tackle problems we have had to live with.

"The council spends lots of money cleaning up and should just put lids on the bins."

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A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "There is a problem with litter on the beach. There were bins with lids on several years ago but they needed replacing and we replaced them with bins without lids.

"At the moment we don't have enough money in the budget to replace bins with any others but we do make sure bins are emptied two to three times a day.

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