Stop feeding seagulls and they’ll leave
I do not believe seagulls are starving nor do I believe them to be endangered.
These birds behave aggressively over food like all scavengers do and they should not be encouraged by ignorant people who feed them.
Stop feeding them and let them scavenge along the sea shores where they belong, not in town centres or public parks.
Why on earth do people spend hard-earned money on food and then feed them to these creatures? They would be as well throwing their money down the drain. Ronnie.
Got to be cruel to be kind
Letter writer Susan says “seagulls deserve to live and be respected”.
While agreeing with this statement, gulls do not deserve to be fed by humans. They need to fish for food like they are programmed to do.
It’s now being taught to them that instead of working for food, it’s easier to just grab it from someone’s hand or from a bin.
Bins need to be bird-proof, and the gulls will go elsewhere for food.
The Tay is full of food, but if they are turning into scavengers they need to be stopped.
You’ve got to be cruel to be kind. Toby.
So letter writer Susan thinks gulls are an endangered species?
Surely she is having a laugh. These birds are now of plague proportions.
If there were as many rats as there are gulls, they would be getting culled. These birds are just rats with wings.
Apart from attacking people and making the biggest mess possible they are the noisiest birds on the planet.
I can’t remember when I last got a decent sleep because of their constant screeching.
Get them off the land and back to the sea by whatever means it takes. Rip Van Winkle.
Park would be ‘compromised’
Tactran’s partnership director Eric Guthrie claims the proposed park and ride schemes for Dundee will reduce congestion by removing traffic on the approach to the city centre.
But this depends where they are sited.
This would work for the Fife option, but not for Riverside Avenue in my opinion.
The best site would be beyond the Swallow roundabout off the A90 to link with existing services.
Riverside Nature Park would be severely compromised by loss of habitat and would have its attractiveness as a place to visit reduced, if so much of the land became a massive car park. Concerned.
‘Acutely aware’ of fence problem
I read your article with regards to the concerns the local community have with a damaged fence at Dundee Crematorium.
I am acutely aware of the concerns not only of my constituents in Strathmartine, but of the people of Dundee that the Crematorium area is being used as a drinking den while this fence awaits repair.
I have already been contacted by constituents with regards to the fence and contacted the Crematorium several weeks ago to ask them what they planned to do to fix the fence.
The Crematorium have advised me they are aware of the problem, that they are seeking the funds to get it fixed and that they are hopeful of having it completed in the near future.
They have assured me it is a priority for the Crematorium to get their boundary fence repaired.
I absolutely agree with the community that this fence needs repaired urgently. Councillor Stewart Hunter.
St Margaret’s Church, Ancrum Road, Dundee, is having its summer fayre this Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.
Come along and browse through our stalls and treat yourself. Admission is £1.50. Yvonne St Clair.