Their numbers are diminishing and it is thought that in Britain we have lost about one third of them in the last ten years.
Farms are now less friendly to hedgehogs because of modern farming methods. However we can start to make our gardens hedgehog-friendly by cutting a small hole in our fences so that they can move between gardens. (Check with your neighbour first though.) One garden is not enough for a hedgehog to live in and find enough food.
It’s best not to tidy the garden up too much, or at least leave them an untidy corner where they can grub about to their hearts’ content finding slugs, snails and insects for food.
Look for Hedgehog Street on the Internet. The site is full of ideas about how to help hedgehogs and you can become a hedgehog Champion! It would be great if Lowdham could become a haven for hedgehogs.