A COUNCIL has warned residents not to feed seagulls in a bid to prevent a large number of the birds remaining in Barrow.

Barrow Borough Council issued the warning on Thursday, July 29 and said that feeding gulls encourages them to, nest, breed and stay in the area and cause a ‘nuisance to residents’.

The council recommended that people keep food waste bagged securely in a closed bin to prevent seagulls from gaining access to the food within.

It again stressed not to feed the birds.

A council spokesman said: “By feeding the gulls, they nest, breed and stay in the area - causing a nuisance for local residents.

“To discourage gulls, it’s important not to feed them and make sure all food waste is bagged securely and placed in a closed bin so the bags can’t be ripped open.”