A food delivery company is launching fish and chip patrols this summer to protect beachgoers from seagulls.
Deliveroo will run “Chipwatch” across the country so people can eat in peace on the beach.
It comes after research found 53 per cent of Britons have experienced a “gull feed theft”.
On Friday 22nd July, Brighton beachgoers will be able to enter the Chipwatch zones on a first come, first served basis and enjoy their fish and chips and other dishes in peace.
A mobile seagull deterrent crew will be equipped with reflective umbrellas, decoy falcons and a unique new seagull diversion track called Bye Gull Bye by Deliveroo.
Deliveroo worked with a seagull expert and sound engineers to create the audio track that provides background music in the zones to ensure a seagull-free experience.
It’s also available on Youtube and Spotify and will be released this Friday.
It was made in collaboration with Dr. Madeleine Goumas, an urban herring gull researcher from the University of Exeter, who recommended en route as a safe method of deterring gulls while protecting guests.
Aisha Jefferson of Deliveroo said: “One of the greatest summertime rituals is eating al fresco, especially by the beach, but seagulls can wreak havoc on your peaceful picnic.
“If you’re worried about seagulls stealing food, our chipwatch crew will be on hand to save you from having to share your food with our flying friends.
“If the beach isn’t your thing but you still cover your chips, we’ve curated a seagull song that’s sure to distract and discourage seagulls from pinching your food.”
“It’s also a bang and you play it through Deliveroo’s Youtube or Spotify channel. Hopefully it’s music to your ears, but not so much the seagulls’.
The chipwatch zones will be set up on Brighton Beach on Friday 22nd July from 10am to 6pm.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20273898.deliveroo-launches-chipwatch-protect-brighton-beachgoers-food-seagulls/?ref=rss Deliveroo launches chipwatch to protect Brighton beachgoers’ food from seagulls