Watch as pigeon rescue operation halts Eastbourne meeting

A planning meeting in Eastbourne took an unexpected turn last night (Tuesday April 23) after a pigeon flew in through an open window.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 12:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 6:33 pm

Flying in circles over the public gallery as planners considered applications at Eastbourne Town Hall, the pigeon’s sudden appearance drew proceedings to a screeching halt.

The meeting stopped for several minutes before the panicking bird was successfully wrangled by Cllr Barry Taylor and a member of town hall staff.

It was then released out of a side door before the meeting continued, with the window hastily closed to prevent a repeat visit.

The pigeon at the meeting