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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Signs Warning Hedgehogs Crossing Reply To: Signs Warning Hedgehogs Crossing


Hey Nic Thanks for your reply.
I rang the local council this afternoon but they were unsure whose responsibility it is! I advised I had read on their web site that they (environmental business) were responsible for the welfare of wildlife, adding that hedgehogs are a protected species.
The officer I spoke to was not well informed and left me hanging on the phone while she took advice. I wouldn’t have minded at all if she had come back to me with a solution! But her response was try roads and highways, leaving me feeling a bit fobbed off!
I will ring the Roads & Highways department on Monday and I will also take your advice and act on all the points you make.
The road in question is a very long road and over recent years it’s turned into a bit of a race track for the boy racers! It’s a wonder that no people have been injured crossing the road.
It may be useful to point to this as a hazard at the same time as fighting the corner for hog safety – as maybe slower traffic would give the little hogs a bit more if a fighting chance .
Today I travelled a maximum of 10 miles from home and during that 10 miles we saw so much road kill. Two hedgehogs, a fox cub and a young badger – so distressing!
Thanks again for your advice, will let paste with any news.