Tower is source of bird droppings

Bird mess falling from Alnwick’s iconic Hotspur Tower is unsightly and unhealthy, says the Mayor.

Coun Alan Symmonds is asking the Northumberland Estates, which owns the building, to ‘see if there is anything they can do to mitigate the bird population on that tower’.

It may be difficult to erect anti-fouling measures on a listed building, he told this month’s Alnwick Town Council meeting.