Rats problem being tackled says council

Angler Ian Macluskie saw numerous rats between the rocks scavenging for food.
Angler Ian Macluskie saw numerous rats between the rocks scavenging for food.

Lancaster City Council is confident that rats living in rock groynes near Morecambe promenade will be eradicated.

The Visitor reported last week that an angler had raised concerns that rats were infesting key areas of the promenade and living off discarded food.

But a city council spokesman said the problem will soon be under control.

Sue Clowes, Public Health Team Leader, said: “We are aware of Mr. Macluskie’s report of his siting of rats in rock groynes whilst fishing with his family on Morecambe Promenade at the Stone Jetty and opposite Morecambe Golf Club.

“The council does have a system in place for dealing with rats on the sea front and monitors the situation and test baits a number of areas on a very regular basis both inside and outside normal working hours.

“Further test baits have been placed and we are confident infestations will soon be under control.”