Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Scarborough residents are angry and want something to be done

Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Scarborough residents are angry and want something to be done

Sheffield news  Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com
02 August 2020 - 04:08

Breaking News ! Scarborough Borough Council has said it is taking "immediate steps" to deal with the "never ending" problem of seagull droppings in the town centre. The response comes after a number of residents expressed their frustration at the level of mess; with one man saying the town is "caked in bird sh*t". William Haylett, who runs a local cleaning company, had been cleaning some of the town's worst hit areas in his own time from last July but said he felt the problem was getting "worse and worse". He had hoped to get a cleaning contract from the council for the work he had done but did not receive it, which has now made him decide to stop doing the work. William Haylett said he was worried about the impact the state of the streets are having on residents and potential visitors. He said: "I'm really disappointed. I could have done a lot more for the town. The cleaners they've gone with can't even get the bottom layer off." Other residents raised concerns and a petition was started by one person to request the cleaning contract be given to Mr Haylett's firm. The council addressed the concerns of the town at a meeting on Monday. Portfolio holder for neighbourhoods Councillor Tony Randerson said he wanted to take "immediate steps in an attempt to ensure our streets throughout the borough are kept as rubbish and bird droppings free as possible". Read More Related Articles Man creeped out after finding 'skull skewered on a stick' in Yorkshire woodland Read More Related Articles The locations of the 106 new cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire Cllr Randerson said he had spoke with other key figures in the council about how to tackle the "never ending problem" of seagull droppings in the town centre. He said: "It is, I have to say, akin to painting the Forth Road Bridge. As soon as one area is cleaned the seagulls spray it again.

. The owners of many of these buildings suffering from roof nesting gulls have their part to play in this too, it can’t be left to the council alone. "I also note that some local shops don’t seem to see the requirement of cleaning their frontage and are content to rely upon the council to undertake this work, maybe a joint effort would be beneficial to all concerned." Scarborough Borough Council's portfolio holder for neighbourhoods Cllr Tony Randerson He said that he felt "all of us have a part to play in ensuring our environment is as clean as possible" and singled out "irresponsible dog owners" and visitors to the Scarborough sea front who leave litter as equally sized problems in the town. He said: "It should be noted that since 2010 the council's budget for the clearance of litter, detritus, fly-tipping and emptying of litter bins has been significantly reduced from £1.56m to £948,000 today, due to the savage austerity measures of the government." Cllr Randerson said he had had an assurance that "extra resources will be made available immediately" to deal with the cleanliness of the entire borough. Sign up for the NorthYorkshireLive newsletter Get the latest NorthYorkshireLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find NorthYorkshireLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! He said: "This work is absolutely essential that our streets must be clean and tidy. It is that first impression that visitors and locals get that sticks with them. "The very least this authority can do is to ensure that first impression is a good and lasting one and not the unwanted alternative." Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Randerson said he could not comment on why the cleaning contract was not given to Mr Haylett's firm as it was an executive decision.

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Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Council responds to frustration over town 'caked in bird sh*t' MetiNews.Com

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