The problem of pigeons in Deal will next be discussed at a private meeting.

Councillors have agreed to informally meet with senior environmental officer Paul Neagle and the environment portfolio holder at Dover District Council to discuss the ‘complex and emotional’ issue, although a date has not been confirmed.

The chamber of trade will also be invited.

The 80-year-old woman asked the other woman not to feed the pigeons. Stock picturePigeon Patrol
They will discuss the practical options open to the council but no decisions will be made.

Councillors agreed to host a meeting open to the public shortly after.

Many Deal residents including Sean Gabb, of Middle Street, would like to see action to reduce the number of pigeons.

Dr Gabb has already sent a petition with more than 200 signatures to Dover District Council. He would like them to make feeding the creatures an offence.

Vivienne Clifford feels it could be cruel to cut off their food supply.


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