Sunday Morning Swap Shop

Beautiful late spring weather brought out a good number of North Miller’s Dale residents and a few from further afield to the NMDCA Plant Swap and Table Top Sale.

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Green fingered experts and garden novices swapped and bought plants and books at our event on the green behind the Community Centre. Tea, coffee and biscuits proved popular and enabled our visitors to sit and relax and chat to neighbours.

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We think it went well enough to consider making this an annual event.


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Hedgehog Street is a joint campaign by People’s Trust for Endangered Speciesand British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

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Photo credit: Phill Robinson, Hedgehog Champion

Spring is here, and hedgehogs are making the most of our gardens

As the sun comes out and the weather slowly but surely warms up, nature is starting to bloom and insects are buzzing around everywhere.  This means hedgehogs are on the move. Hedgehogs can travel up to a mile in just one evening, so you could be getting several spiky visitors in the coming weeks.

Our gardens provide a critical place for hedgehogs to feed, rest and find potential mates, so it’s vital that we make them as hedgehog-friendly as possible. You all know about our Top 10 Tips already, but here are some other useful pages for those of you with some burning ‘hog questions that you’ve always wanted answered.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page, links to dozens of pages on the Hedgehog Street website, providing you with almost everything you need to know about hedgehog ecology, protection, threats and conservation. So check out the FAQ page today and get some answers! This page is regularly updated, so do check it out whenever you have a question, and if the answer is not there, you can always email us at

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One of our most asked question is what to do if you come across a dead hedgehog in your garden. Luckily the Garden Wildlife Health team are here to help! Every year the GWH team accept 100s of wildlife specimens from the public to perform autopsy’s. This dedicated team of wildlife vets are constantly looking to find out what is causing ‘hog mortality and find out if there are any diseases posing a national threat to our spiky friends. To find out more, or what to do if you find a dead hog, read our story on the Hedgehog Street website. And of course, if you see roadkill, please just log this on the BIG Hedgehog Map.

Keep up the great work everyone!

Best wishes,


Hedgehog Street

P.S. Don’t forget Hedgehog Awareness Week is next month (5th – 11th May). There are lots of things you can do to celebrate and help hedgehogs over the week – get ideas here


For more information about Hedgehog Awareness Week click here

NMDCA Spring walk April 2nd

Who said this:

Spring is sprung, the rivers riz
I wonders where the birdies is.
The bird is on the wing.
But that’s absurd, the wing is on the bird.
Or so I’ve heard.

Another little puzzle: do you know where this is? Come on our April walk to find out. Everyone welcome. Meet outside the Hiltonbury Farmhouse at 10:30 on Tuesday 2nd April from where we will walk just under three miles at a leisurely pace. Look forward to seeing you there.




From the minutes of the Local Area Committee Meeting held at the Dovetail on Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Engineering Specialist. The
Committee were advised on the background of the report and the following
recommendations put forward:
(1) Speed Limit Reminders (SLRs) and Speed Data Recorders (SDRs) be
deployed on North Millers Dale.
(2) the road markings as shown in appendix 1 be implemented; and
(3) parking restriction measures be considered for inclusion in the 19/20
various order if the issue is shown to be a reoccurring one
However, it was noted that Appendix 1 was missing from the report. Furthermore,
Councillor Grajewski commented that the most significant problem in the area
was parking rather than the speed of traffic. Councillor Atkinson proposed that
the report should be deferred to the next meeting for to enable a comprehensive
report to be provided. This was seconded by Councillor Grajewski and
unanimously agreed.
That the report be deferred to the next meeting to enable a comprehensive
report to be provided.