Stickers fitted to council’s grass-cutting equipment to keep hedgehogs safe in our parks

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for hedgehogs before they mow. Picture: Paul Robson - Credit: Archant

Stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment warning workers to watch out for hedgehogs.

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for hedgehogs before they mow. Picture: Paul Robson - Credit: Archant

West Norfolk council was asdked by a residents if it would sign up to the British Hedgehog Society's Hedgehog Heroes Roll of Honour. This is a list of organisations who are doing what they can to help prevent hedgehogs being injured when grass is cut.

The council said: 'As soon as we heard about this, we were keen to get involved. The British Hedgehog Society sent us some stickers to put on all our strimmers and lawnmowers.'

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for

Special stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment reminding workers to check for hedgehogs before they mow. Picture: Paul Robson - Credit: Archant

The stickers remind our grounds maintenance operatives to check areas for hidden hedgehogs, before they cut the grass.

Hedgehogs can be easily injured or killed this way, so it's a simple way to protect them.


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The British Hedgehog Society's strimmer campaign is the focus of this year's Hedgehog Awareness Week, which runs from April 30 - May 6.

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