The Council can use legislation to stop people overfeeding birds. If a large amount of rotting food accumulates, or the feeding is attracting rats or mice, the Council may be able to help. You may be asked to complete a diary form showing the extent of the problem and how it affects you.
Before contacting the Council it is recommended that you try approaching your neighbour to explain the problems that are being caused, and ask them to reduce the amount of food they provide in order to reduce the number of birds that are attracted. Excessive feeding can actually harm pigeons as it can cause overcrowding at feeding sites, and promote the spread of disease among birds.
Please note, it is illegal to kill any bird, or destroy their eggs or nests, without a government licence.
Please also remember that the Council does not provide a pest control service.