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Truro's hedgehog roundabout gets named best in UK

Truro's hedgehog roundabout gets named best in UK

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:25pm 26th September 2019. (Updated at 12:45pm 27th September 2019)

A roundabout in Truro featuring a family of hedgehogs has been named as the best in the UK.

Trafalgar roundabout is home to four wooden sculptures, called Cecil, Patricia, Denzil and Kizzy, which appeared back in July.

The adorable creatures were created by the Parks Department at Truro City Council.

They are made from coppiced wood and were created by Emma Scott at Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre, near Padstow.

The critters were created to help raise awareness about hedgehogs in our environment and make Truro wildlife friendly.

Now the Roundabout Appreciation Society (RAS) has crowned the 'quirky' Cornish roundabout as the country's best.

"We are very proud of the award and putting Truro back on the Map Nationally after winning the RHS Champions of Champions last year".

Truro City Council

hedgehog roundabout calendar

"The UK Roundabout Appreciation Society all had their hearts touched with your delightful Trafalgar traffic island, featuring four cute hedgehogs.

"I personally feel this splendid unique traffic island with its green sentiments perfectly sums up what is great about the great British roundabout.

"Well done for achieving the highest one-way-gyratory accolade. All Truronians should feel very proud."

Kevin Beresford, President of UK RAS aka Lord of the Rings

hedgehog roundabout calendar

The top roundabouts will now feature in the 2020 Roundabout Appreciation Society calendar, including Truro's famous hedgehogs on the December page.

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