‘Traders must tackle pigeon problem’

By Mike Lewis in Business

CARDIGAN shopkeepers are being urged to do their bit as councillors step up their crackdown against the town’s pigeons.

Increasing numbers of the feathered friends have led to complaints of dirty windows and soiled pavements. But town councillor John Adams-Lewis has suggested it is up to traders to combat the problem of bird mess and overloaded gutters.

“I won’t be popular saying this, but I think the shopkeepers themselves should do something because the council certainly cannot afford to take any action,” he said.

“When I ran a shop, the first thing I did every morning was wash the window with a bucket of water and then brush the pavement outside.

“When it comes to bird droppings I don’t think it’s too much to ask for individual shop owners to do their bit.

“I just don’t think the county council can do any more – we cannot afford to go round the town with cherry pickers.”

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