By Luke May For Mailonline
Published: 02:03 GMT, 18 November 2020 | Updated: 02:03 GMT, 18 November 2020
Fears have been raised a town could soon be over-run by rats after its council banned the killing of rodents in case protected birds are accidentally poisoned.
The historic Roman town of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, declared a climate emergency last year, but went a step further last week by putting forward the new measures.
The proposal, put forward by town councillor Dom Newton, means any workers or hunters looking to kill animals on the authorities land will now be denied access.
Pest control experts fear Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire could be