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Hawks makes the situation worse

PUBLISHED: 10:23 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 05 July 2010

AS a resident of Waveney Drive, living opposite Jeld Wen for the past eight years, the problem with the seagulls has definitely not improved, in fact it has got worse even with the flying of hawks.

AS a resident of Waveney Drive, living opposite Jeld Wen for the past eight years, the problem with the seagulls has definitely not improved, in fact it has got worse even with the flying of hawks.

The noise is horrendous with their squawking, not just during the day but throughout the night, and seems at their worse in the early hours of the morning with all windows having to stay tightly shut to avoid being kept awake by the horrendous, endless noise. That's ok in the winter when all the windows are tightly shut but in the summer, when most people can open their windows for fresh air, we have to rely on fans.

It's not just the noise, it's the mess that they make which is disgusting and has to be a health hazard and can also have an awful smell. House windows have to be washed all the time if you want to be able to see out of them and in the summer all garden furniture and patio areas have to be washed before sitting on. And to be able to sit and have a barbecue or just to relax is a risk in itsself without ensuring that adequate cover is made to avoid being messed on from above. Even my dogs are at risk when laying in the garden.

Cars are forever having to be washed, not just once a day, but more, unless of course you want the paintwork ruined by the seagulls. It's a full time job just cleaning seagulls mess up.

I know many people say that it is up to the individual as to where they live and that they can move if they can't put up with it all - but I wonder if those people liked where they lived and had these horrendous birds on their doorstep would they complain, or would they just put up with it?

PAULA HAMBLING

Waveney Drive

Lowestoft


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