Call to ban feeding pigeons in town centre

Concerns have been raised about the large population of pigeons in Morley, resulting in calls for feeding them to be banned in the town centre.
Concerns have been raised about the large population of pigeons in Morley, resulting in calls for feeding them to be banned in the town centre.

Morley Working Men’s Club has been forced to putting up netting to tackle the large numbers of pigeons who gather around the building.

Although one councillor has said that problems with pigeons have been an issue for the town for years, the problem has worsened at the club after the birds moved across from an old mill, which has now been demolished.

People are also being asked not to feed pigeons in the town centre to try and cut down the numbers of birds.

Elizabeth Jenks, steward at Morley Working Men’s Club, said: “The problem’s been horrendous. Because they foul on the front step you get smokers coming in with pigeon mess on their shoes. They’ve also caused damage to our window sills. We’ve put netting up but it’s an expense we could do without.”

Coun Terry Grayshon said: “It’s a difficult issue to deal with because you can’t please everyone on this but I would urge anyone who has experienced problems or has a view on this to contact the town council.”