Town council aims to make Holt a safe haven for hedgehogs

Holt Town Council is supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week from April 30 to May 6. Left to right mainte

Holt Town Council is supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week from April 30 to May 6. Left to right maintenance worker Andy Turner, town clerk Elaine Oliver, deputy mayor Maggie Prior, maintenance worker Terry Lawrence. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

They may be prickly little characters, but a hedgehog's spikes provide little defence against rotor blades or raging bonfire.

Holt Town Council is supporting Hedgehog Awareness. Picture: ARCHANT

Holt Town Council is supporting Hedgehog Awareness. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Now Holt Town Council is doing its bit to protect the endangered creatures by supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week from April 30 to May 6. Maintenance team members Andy Turner and Terry Lawrence have fitted yellow warning stickers to equipment reminding them to be aware of the animals.

The council is responsible for maintaining Little Hills and Spout Hills green spaces, the memorial garden and King George V play area.

Town clerk Elaine Oliver said: 'The Hedgehog Preservation Society is trying to get councils signed up and we thought we should get involved. This will really make a positive difference - we want to protect hedgehogs from bonfires and strimmers which are a real danger to them.'

Mr Lawrence said: 'Hedgehogs live at the cemetery and there are quite a lot at Spout Hills. When we come across them we look after them along with all the rest of God's creatures.'

For more information visit www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk


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