Lithgow Council has installed a number of signs throughout Cook Street Plaza, requesting pedestrians to stop feeding the pigeons in the hope to prevent them gathering in the area.
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"Council staff work hard to continue cleaning our Main Street, and they do a fantastic job. However, as pigeons are the main contributor to a messy footpath, business owners are rightly concerned to see some locals continuing to feed them," Lithgow mayor Cr Ray Thompson said.
"I would like to ask all of our residents to please stop feeding the pigeons, and if they see anyone else doing so, politely ask them to stop."
Council continues to consider pigeon control measures, however the most effective control is the removal of their food source.
"Please help Council continue to keep our Main Street clean - please don't feed the pigeons!" Cr Thompson said.
Lithgow Council is pursuing action following attacks by a dog at Marrangaroo Fields. The dog most recently attacked a resident and caused significant injuries.
Immediately following the attack, the owner agreed to hand over the dog to Council. Council has asked the owner to show cause why the dog should not be declared a dangerous dog.
The dog owner is cooperating with Council in seeking to find a suitable resolution that will satisfy concerns in the community.
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