Supermarket site is eyesore

Has Rye council losted its head as I read in your Observer that the Rye council want to clear the town of sea gulls and yet they have objected to Sainsbury’s building a supermarket on land that is a real eyesore when entering the lovely town of Rye.

Surely it is most important that this site be put to use instead of trying to get rid of sea gulls at what expense to the Rye rate payers.

Whatever you do with birds they will return for goodness sake get your act together council and clear up this awful looking site it does not give credit to the town also what do the visiting public think when visiting Rye?

Mr D R Grice, Conqueror Road, St Leonard’s on Sea.

Edtor’s note: Rye Town Council has not said that it wants to clear the town of gulls, It is investigating the idea of more closed-lid litter bins to prevent gulls from feeding from bins and strewing litter around the town.