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    Anyone any idea when the DfT look out for hedgehogs crossing signs are going to be available to local authorities? There was an announcement back in June.

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    I would contact your local authority to enquire. It seems likely it will be them that ultimately makes any decision about whether and where these signs may be located.

    If you think you have an appropriate location for one, you could put the case for that. You may be able to use information from the Big Hedgehog Map to support your case.

    You may need to take into account other road safety issues, whether there is a suitable location to site a sign. How many other signs are in the area (I believe they like to keep numbers of signs down), etc. You may be able to enlist the support of your local M.P. or Councillor.

    Good luck


    Hi Crystal 12 & Nic, regarding the Hedgehog road signs, I chased up the dft and my mp did as well. I received a short letter from the dft asking me to refer this to Highways of County Council ( which was everyone’s idea of how it should be done, but I did it via the dft because it was advised to me). I followed these instructions and…..up to now….. Its been completely ignored. No answer to my email request at all. Thanks Lancashire County Council, your officers can’t even reply to your constituents and tax payers.


    Hey Annker
    I was wondering if you chased this any further and got any results? I am about to talk to Northamptonshire County Council about signage for a busy road near me , it’s a death trap for poor Hogs.
    Wish me success 😂


    Hi Hettihog, I was sorry to hear about all the losses you have been having on the road. No, I have not heard anything back from Highways, Lancashire County Council at all. It’s been hard enough to tell them a set of traffic lights arrow wasn’t working properly.! Their self assurance that the computerized traffic lights, that picked up traffic in a lane, was foolproof, was unbelievable. I am going to try another way about the signs, as they are in the process of changing the complaints/contact from email to online contact, which, as we all know, usually stops you from saying what you want to say by asking you set questions and rarely let’s you say what you want. You may have a chance with a meeting with them face to face and I wish you good luck for that. They are so cash strapped and the price of signage is absolutely ridiculous. Now Chris Grayling, who got this law through, has gone, I worry that money won’t be available. Even if it was going to be anyway. They may have passed this law expecting C Councils to pay for them from their own budget. Best wishes.

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