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Gull misery

PUBLISHED: 11:43 26 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 05 July 2010

I FEEL I must reply to the letter in last weeks Journal (August 15) from Ms Porter.

It seems to me that she has not got a clue what she is talking about; it's another case of “I'm alright Jack”.

I FEEL I must reply to the letter in last weeks Journal (August 15) from Ms Porter.

It seems to me that she has not got a clue what she is talking about; it's another case of “I'm alright Jack”.

I can tell her that where there are street lights on all night the gulls never stop screeching. Regarding the mess on cars - the mess will not come off as easily as she states.

I have had seagull mess on my car and after I had washed it off with car shampoo and water you could still see a line of acid marks that the mess had left.

Also Ms Porter, people who move away from the seaside and move inland still have the screeching of gulls.

In the 1950s you only saw seagulls inland in the spring and autumn when the farmer's were cultivating the land.

These days some people leave so much rubbish everywhere and put out food to feed the gulls, encouraging them inland.

I work in Beccles which is quite a way from the sea and there are loads of gulls there. So have the people in that area got to move too?

I think Ms Porter should spend a week or so in Oulton Broad where the people have to put up with the screeching gulls day and night and see how she would cope with hanging out her washing to get mess on; to have to keep cleaning her windows; couldn't sit in her garden on a sunny day; on a hot night can't open the windows; deprived of sleep because of the screeching.

She would soon feel the same as the unfortunate people in Oulton Broad and surrounding areas who have to put up with the noise and mess.

No one is talking about the rubbish and mess that we humans make. We know it is a disgrace but human noise can be stopped if it goes on all night and into the early hours. But no one can tell the gulls to be quiet so something will have to be done about them, like it or not.

MRS E ALDRED

Groomes Close

Hopton-on-Sea


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