Porthleven to trial seagull proof bags
A trial is about to take place in Porthleven to provide certain streets with a free seagull proof bag. This is something that I have been working on for months, and I am now very pleased it is starting. These bags will hold two or three black bag and I am told are completely seagull proof if used correctly.
The town council is fully supportive of this trial and has helped me decide on the streets who will be part of the trial. 300 houses will be taking part, and I hope if the trial is successful, these bags could be in use throughout Cornwall. However, they might not be free, as someone will have to pay for them.
One of the ideas is Cornwall Council use its buying power to buy 1000’s of them, they can then sell them on at costs to the town and parish council’s who could either give them away for free, recover the basic costs, or add a small percentage onto the cost of the bags to help pay for other green projects.
I still don’t understand why people won’t just buy a cheap dustbin. The do come in various sizes, so even if you have a limited space to store the bin I am sure there is a size for you. Maybe these easy to fold-away bags will overcome people’s reluctance to buy a dustbin.
The area that will be included in the trial are:
Thomas Street, Thomas Terrace, Holmans Place and Bickford Crescent
Detail on how the trial will work will be delivered to those areas taking part in the next few days (week).