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Teams in Cheshire West Council’s Streetscene service have sprung into action to support a national initiative to protect hedgehogs.
As Spring approaches the teams are preparing for the start of grass cutting activities. Following several requests on social media Cheshire West and Chester Council has joined the British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s ‘Roll of Honour’ – a list of organisations who are supporting their initiative to help prevent hedgehogs being injured when grass is cut.
The society sent the teams warning stickers, which have now been applied to strimmers and lawn mowers to remind staff to check for hedgehogs before they start work.
Fay Vass, Chief Executive, British Hedgehog Preservation Society said: “We have been delighted at the response to this campaign and thank Cheshire West and Chester Council for getting involved. We hope that it will save many hedgehogs and would encourage gardeners and landlords to help further by ensuring that there is easy access in and out of gardens too – a 13cm by 13cm hole at the bottom of boundary fences and walls creates a hedgehog highway that will help hedgehogs get around your neighbourhood.”