Your chance to take part in hedgerows consultation


Our countryside (and its wildlife) would be much poorer without hedgerows (pic Julie Davies)

Hedgerows take centre-stage in a Defra consultation that should hopefully help ensure their survival.
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is aiming to gather views on how hedgerows – such a feature of our countryside – are protected as cross compliance measures are lost with the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme.
Defra says it wants as many responses as possible, not just from farmers, as there is an opportunity to consider where else hedges can continue to support wildlife.
The consultation closes on Wednesday, September 20, at 23:59pm.
Hedgerows are both landscape-enhancing and hugely important for an array of wildlife, so please use this chance to say how you think they should be protected.

  • To take part in the consultation, click here