Pigeon pests

I WAS interested to read your article on Tuesday, February 19, regarding smoking and no signs up in the bus station outside Newport Market.

Will this new Health Act also include the feeding of pigeons?

On Sunday, February 9, while waiting for the 12.30pm bus 26C, a man was sitting in the bus station surrounded by a flock of pigeons, and a big bag of feed.

Surely this is more serious than the smoking ban.

While I agree, smoking is unhealthy, so are the pigeons, with their droppings on people in the bus station.

We endured enough of that in the old bus station.

We are in desperate need to attract people to Newport and to use the buses, NOT LOSE THEM.

Miss O Davies Stockton Road Newport

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11:02am Sat 1 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Pigeons are vermin,there needs to be a mass cull of them in Newport. Part of the issue is PEOPLE, grazing around the clock and trowing food on the floor. I've seen parents queing at MacD's before school to feed their kids on the way to school too. No wonder lard **** r us is the norm. ON the way to Maindee the railway bridge underpass is covered with piegon dropping every week, the only way to avoid them is to walk into the chepstow road. People need to understand these aren't some quaint 'tourist attraction' but vermin that carry disease. What worked in the west country was a reward for every pigeon they kill, this brought down numbers very quickly. Also in Maindee, empty shops with open windows or broken windows, offer a breeding ground for pigeons. The old pound shop must harour 100s of them,and the roof is falling onto the pavements.
Pigeons are vermin,there needs to be a mass cull of them in Newport. Part of the issue is PEOPLE, grazing around the clock and trowing food on the floor. I've seen parents queing at MacD's before school to feed their kids on the way to school too. No wonder lard **** r us is the norm. ON the way to Maindee the railway bridge underpass is covered with piegon dropping every week, the only way to avoid them is to walk into the chepstow road. People need to understand these aren't some quaint 'tourist attraction' but vermin that carry disease. What worked in the west country was a reward for every pigeon they kill, this brought down numbers very quickly. Also in Maindee, empty shops with open windows or broken windows, offer a breeding ground for pigeons. The old pound shop must harour 100s of them,and the roof is falling onto the pavements. Mervyn James
  • Score: 4

9:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

a bit of smoke in that run down town is the least of its problems
a bit of smoke in that run down town is the least of its problems scraptheWAG
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11:08pm Sat 1 Mar 14

keithbob says...

agree.kill the pests and the pigeons too!
agree.kill the pests and the pigeons too! keithbob
  • Score: 1

11:19am Sun 2 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

50p a carcass did it.
50p a carcass did it. Mervyn James
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5:17pm Sun 2 Mar 14

siameselady says...

I think culling is a bit extreme. The pigeons only congregate there because there is food. If people stopped feeding them then it would cease to be a problem.
I think culling is a bit extreme. The pigeons only congregate there because there is food. If people stopped feeding them then it would cease to be a problem. siameselady
  • Score: 3

8:01am Mon 3 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

True, but we cannot cull the pigs that throw food on the floor...
True, but we cannot cull the pigs that throw food on the floor... Mervyn James
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12:29pm Mon 3 Mar 14

throwy1 says...

Culling isn't the answer, an enforcement of the City's Bylaws is. Some years ago Newport passed a Bylaw making illegal to feed wild pigeons, enforce it. The City Council should request the Police to have extra patrols in areas where the pigeons are being fed and educate those who are feeding them. If a talking to fails then arrest them.
Culling isn't the answer, an enforcement of the City's Bylaws is. Some years ago Newport passed a Bylaw making illegal to feed wild pigeons, enforce it. The City Council should request the Police to have extra patrols in areas where the pigeons are being fed and educate those who are feeding them. If a talking to fails then arrest them. throwy1
  • Score: 1

9:24pm Mon 3 Mar 14

butlerselectrical@gmail.com says...

They're only bloody birds.
They're only bloody birds. butlerselectrical@gmail.com
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