October 16, 2021

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Purchaser help employee, 22, is presented a £120 littering wonderful immediately after feeding pigeons with crumbs

Kerris Fenn, 22, tore up the last mouthful of her lunch and scattered it for the birds after they 'sweetly' gathered around her in Manchester city centre last Sunday

Buyer help employee, 22, is given a £120 littering wonderful soon after feeding pigeons with crumbs from her Greggs vegan sausage roll though sitting in a Manchester square

  • Kerris Fenn, 22, tore up the last mouthful of her lunch and scattered it for birds 
  • But she was speedily collared by Piccadilly Gardens’ enforcement officers 
  • Manchester Metropolis Council has defended its zero tolerance strategy to littering 

An animal lover has railed against a local council for fining her £120 immediately after she fed crumbs of her Greggs vegan sausage roll to pigeons.

Kerris Fenn, 22, tore up the last mouthful of her lunch and scattered it for the birds just after they ‘sweetly’ gathered all-around her in Manchester metropolis centre final Sunday.

But she was speedily collared by Piccadilly Gardens’ enforcement officers who she claims demanded to see her ID prior to slapping her with the hefty penalty. 

Manchester City Council has defended its zero tolerance strategy to littering, nonetheless Ms Ferris insists the pigeons gobbled up all the scraps and branded the wonderful ‘crazy’.

She stated: ‘It’s the most highly-priced lunch ever. I’m not likely back (to Piccadilly Gardens), unquestionably not. I won’t be able to believe it.

‘I’m still offended about it. It’s upsetting how shocking it was, and how embarrassing it was – in front of so several people’.

She was quickly collared by Piccadilly Gardens' enforcement officers (one pictured) who she claims demanded to see her ID before slapping her with the hefty penalty

She was promptly collared by Piccadilly Gardens’ enforcement officers (a person pictured) who she claims demanded to see her ID right before slapping her with the hefty penalty

Nonetheless seething from having to pay the penalty, the buyer assistance worker from Cardiff, who was browsing her brother, recalled the ‘outrageous’ episode from July 26. 

She said: ‘I was sat in Piccadilly Gardens. I had walked about from the Arndale Centre.

‘I was eating a Greggs Sausage Roll. It was significantly less than a mouthful left. (The pigeons) experienced collected all-around. I assumed it was pretty sweet.

‘I just definitely like animals, I’m a vegan. I ripped it into little pieces. I experimented with feeding the crumbs to them. It was just a small team, not flocks and flocks.’

Enforcement officers from 3GS, doing work on behalf of the council, bore down on her and ‘demanded her ID’. 

Ms Ferris, who functions for a media advertising corporation, explained: ‘They charged me £120 (for littering). 

‘It would have been much more than £150 if I remaining it a lot more than 10 days. It is really outrageous.’

‘It’s is ridiculous to treat me the exact as somebody who throws litter on the ground.’ 

She decided to pay the fine as she didn't want it to go up to £150 but is reeling from the hit to her wallet

She determined to pay the fine as she didn’t want it to go up to £150 but is reeling from the strike to her wallet

Ms Ferris was fined for feeding the pigeons in Piccadilly Gardens (file photo)

Ms Ferris was fined for feeding the pigeons in Piccadilly Gardens (file image)

Ms Ferris appealed to the council to rip up the wonderful and insisted she would have stopped feeding the birds if she had been instructed. 

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But she promises to have been advised ‘they stated I would have to wait until finally my case proceeds to court’. 

She made the decision to pay out the great as she did not want it to go up to £150 but is reeling from the hit to her wallet. 

Govt Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar, reported: ‘Feeding the pigeons is littering, simple and very simple. Obvious indications are in position in Piccadilly Gardens to promote this reality.

‘While we choose no enjoyment in handing out Set Penalty Notices to offenders, it is really exceptionally significant that men and women have an understanding of that they really should not be feeding the birds in this way.

‘Illegally dropping foods for the pigeons is poor for the neighborhood atmosphere and can also be damaging to the birds, as lots of items meant for human use are not appropriate for them to take in.’   

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