Hedgehog Improvement Area
The hedgehog improvement area is focussed upon our local village of Windlesham in Surrey. The project will develop to include the whole of the Surrey Heath Borough Council area. We are working in conjunction with Windlesham Parish Council and Surrey Heath Borough Council.
Surrey Heath Borough Council’s estate extends to around 9,500 hectares. The total population of Surrey Heath, according to the 2011 census, is 86,144, which is a 7.3% increase since the
last Census in 2001. There are 33,546 households in the 9,509 hectares covering the Borough.
Surrey Heath has over 600 acres (242 hectares) of open space and countryside. This includes formal parks, sports fields, countryside sites and amenity open space. Larger areas include Lightwater Country Park, Frimley Lodge Park & Chobham Water Meadows Woodlands. These sites include Chobham Place Woods and the adjacent Round Pond Clump. Warren Wood, on the outskirts of Frimley, is a small remnant of ancient woodland which once covered the whole Warren Rise estate. Diamond Ridge Woods is an important landscape feature providing a natural buffer between the busy A30 and the residential area of the Old Dean Estate. This site lies adjacent onto the much larger area of countryside known as Bagshot Heath so is an important connecting corridor for wildlife.