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Clacton: Council to tackle bird netting trap problem
2:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
TENDRING Council has launched a bid to cut down on the number of birds becoming trapped in netting in Clacton town centre.
The netting is up over most shops on Pier Avenue to protect the buildings and minimise the effect of bird fouling.
Concerned residents spotted several dead birds trapped in the nets and brought the problem to the council’s attention.
The council met with the residents, a Police Wildlife Crime Officer, a pest control company and the RSPCA to discuss the issue.
They decided to survey Pier Avenue to identify the problem areas.
Landlords will also be contacted by the council to remind them of their responsibilities and ensure their netting that is properly fitted and maintained.