Wednesday 7 February 2018 7.55pm
Not disputing the sentiment of your argument. I too hate the idiots who feed the flying vermin that are called Pigeons but to quote the report you refer to "Southwark spent £393,562 between 2013 and 2016" so that's c. £130,000 annually.
On reading the article, it's actually inclusive - four
years - so less than £100,000 per year. And apparently much of it on 'pigeon-proofing' people's homes. What actually comes out of the article is that places where birds are actually a menace - like the seagulls at some seaside resorts - probably aren't spending enough!
And as Tom Lehrer put it:
... it's not against any religion
To want to dispose of a pigeon.
So if sunday you're free,
Why don't you come with me,
And we'll poison the pigeons in the park.
(And maybe we'll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park.)