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Road signage required to protect endangered species (hedgehogs)

Reported via desktop in the Road Signage category anonymously at 16:17, Wednesday 16 June 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Warning signs required to alert traffic to hedgehog crossing places (Egerton road, Wentworth road, Berkeley road). We are extremely lucky to have an endangered species living in our city, therefore we should take every measure to protect it. Far too many hedgehogs have been killed on the roads in this area over the past couple of years. A standard drive slowly hedgehog sign would suffice as is seen in many other places across the country.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:17, Wednesday 16 June 2021

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    Photos show latest large adult hedgehog killed on the road where Egerton rd meets Wentworth rd

    Posted anonymously at 18:29, Wednesday 16 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:29, Wednesday 16 June 2021

  • I also live close by and agree. Not only with signage but also consideration for a ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’ scheme to prevent speeding through-traffic (with Dulverton Road, for example, being used as a cut-through).

    Posted anonymously at 08:34, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:34, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • I thoroughly agree to the need for signage and speed control. Egerton Road is used as a cut-through and the speeds some people travel up and down our road are extremely dangerous to hedgehogs, cats, dogs and humans, especially as we have a lot of young children travelling to and from the local primary schools and living in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 09:26, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:28, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • I strongly agree that signs should be used to make people aware of the hedgehogs around here. Wildlife is so precious and we are extremely lucky that these beautiful creatures live amongst us. They are endangered and we need to ensure that they don’t become extinct. Signage would make people aware and encourage slow and careful driving around here.

    Posted anonymously at 09:35, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:35, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:58, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:27, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:57, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:27, Thursday 17 June 2021

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    To clarify: Hedgehogs killed by traffic has been an issue in this area for at least the last 6 years. Hedgehogs have sadly been killed regularly on the roads in this particular ‘hedgehog hotspot’ and have been killed every year especially on the Berkeley rd Wentworth rd Egerton road rat run (obviously at night) for at least the last 6 years. The mother hedgehog pictured has left suspected orphaned young who are being supported with extra food in a local garden and are currently doing well. Road Traffic signs alerting drivers to hedgehogs crossing at night are good for everyone both human & animal, preventing cars from driving too fast and having to swerve out of the way avoiding potential harm to themselves or other cars. Let us remember Hedgehogs are an ENDANGERED SPECIES they absolutely deserve our protection NOW before it’s too late. Road traffic signs in ‘hedgehogs hot spots’ are the absolute bare minimum the council can offer in support….. as the residents are doing all the rest. They will even fund the signage so budget is no excuse!

    Posted anonymously at 15:30, Monday 21 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:30, Monday 21 June 2021

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    The HEDGEHOG is a named species on Bristol’s own ecological action plan! Chapter 5 under SAPs (species action plan) therefore it’s surely a duty & priority to protect them in the ‘hedgehog hotspots’ around the city with road signage in areas that are already 20 zones (so often ignored at night) The road traffic sign department are part of Bristol council? Surely they know about the action plan? And are obliged to do their bit to keep the precious hedgehogs we have alive? 👍🦔👍

    Posted anonymously at 09:10, Saturday 26 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:10, Saturday 26 June 2021

  • We have a nursing mother in our garden and around 7 hedgehogs in all at Elm Villa Egerton Rd, up the pedestrian lane from where the dead hedgehog was found. They need protection from traffic around here if we are to successfully maintain (and hopefully increase) this population. Local residents are doing all they can but need support from the council. Video evidence available but not uploadable here.

    Posted anonymously at 11:21, Saturday 26 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:21, Saturday 26 June 2021

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    Here is one of our two resident hedgehogs

    Posted by Helen Barrow at 13:10, Saturday 26 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:10, Saturday 26 June 2021

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:45, Thursday 1 July 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thursday 22 July 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2796601 in your new report if it is an update on this one.