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By Donald Turvill
Annan and Eskdale
Seagull noise sparks frustration

AN ANNAN man has called on the council to take action over a “frenzy” of seagulls which he says are causing him misery.

Joe Ronald, who lives on Kimmeter Place, complained that “loud and constant squawking and squealing” begins at 4 am every morning and persists throughout the entire day.

And he said neighbouring residents on his street and the adjacent Shawhill Road have been “blighted” by the swarm of birds for several years, adding that the problem has worsened despite repeatedly raising the issue with the local authority .

Joe said: “The sky’s become a frenzy of very loud and aggressive seagulls depositing large quantities of bird excrement on absolutely everything in the area, this aerial bombardment continues every day from dawn till well after dusk, causing misery to all the local residents I have spoken with.

“Although it has been previously highlighted and discussed with the council, they have made no or little effort in eradicating this problem that has been increasing in both volume and excrement year on year.

“If we wished to live on a seabird colony in the middle of the sea it couldn’t be any different from what all the residents are having to endure. When are the council going to take this flying rat problem seriously?”

Dumfries and Galloway Council were approached for comment.

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