Shropshire

Pigeon 'fire' gel deterrent trialled in Bridgnorth

A Shropshire council is trialling a new approach to the problem of pigeon fouling in the town centre.

Bridgnorth Town Council is using a gel which gives off an ultraviolet light and fools pigeons into thinking their favourite landing spots are on fire.

The birds are seen as a hygiene problem particularly around the town hall in High Town where the market is held.

The gel is non toxic and will not harm wildlife, the environment, or the buildings it is put on.

The council said it hoped the number of pigeons congregating in the town centre would be reduced.

The gel has previously been used in Covent Garden, in London, and Crawley, in Sussex.

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