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Hedge-hugs

Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’ wants to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by asking everyone to help lonely hedgehogs and are highlighting the problems faced by hedgehogs looking for a mate.   Jen Walker, Dunbar Pledgehog Officer explains, “As hedgehogs come out of winter hibernation their thoughts turn to breeding. Amorous males will travel long…

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Hedgehogs in January and February

At the moment hedgehogs are usually still in hibernation (which generally last around 4 months from around December to March/April). I’m not aware of any hedgehogs that have been seen in Dunbar this month yet but we did see footage of a hedgehog at Lammermuir House Care Home (image above) and in a couple of…

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HOGmanay Count

More people have seen a hedgehog in Dunbar than ever before! It can be extremely difficult to see a wild hedgehog, as they are very elusive creatures. However, it has been revealed that in 2023 more East Lothian residents in Dunbar have managed to see them. This is mostly thanks to Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’,…

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Carey’s Autumn news

The Green Team We are very happy to be back at Belhaven after such a long time away.  Our first job was helping to build a Scarecrow for the shared beds. We all worked together and had a lot of fun stuffing one of Michael’s old shirts and a pair of Gordon’s old tracksuit bottoms. …

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Connecting Dunbar

We preparing for our engagement event at Our Lady of the Waves Hall on Saturday 30th Sept 10am-3pm, which will be a part of the broader Local Place Plan consultation.   We’re publishing interim results from the ongoing Connecting Dunbar consultation as a taster over on the dedicated website over the next couple of days covering…

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Save the date – Dunbar Place Plan

Sept. 30th, 10am-3pm What? A Drop-in café style workshop Where? Our Lady of the Waves Church Hall, Dunbar How? A chance to input and build on the responses to Dunbar Community Council, West Barns Community Council and the Dunbar Trades Association’s survey place plan survey from earlier this year. A map based exercise to better…

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A special visitor hunts bugs with Teeny-tinies

There was a buzz of excitement at the Dunbar nursery school this week as children’s TV presenter, Rory Crawford, joined the nursery children in their Beehive Wildlife Garden on a bug hunt adventure along with Jen Walker from Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project. The children became immersed in the minibeast world as they explored the undergrowth…

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Planning Matters

East Lothian Council (ELC) is currently working on a draft for its latest Local Development Plan which is the document that will set the framework for planning decisions over the next ten years. Planning matters are complex, can be contentious and communities often feel that their voice and views are not heard. At this point…

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Connecting Dunbar

Sustrans’ Places for Everyone funding is enabling Sustaining Dunbar to investigate what is needed to improve cycling, walking and wheeling routes around Dunbar and West Barns. The Connecting Dunbar project aims to create better walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure in wider Dunbar so as to facilitate more active travel and more sustainable local transport, as…

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Highways & hedgehog houses

Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project is now being supported by local housingdevelopers, Taylor Wimpey and the Dunbar Shed, in their work to help thehedgehogs of Dunbar. Taylor Wimpey can reveal that they have incorporated ‘Hedgehog Highways’ into the site plans at Dunbar’s new ‘Belhaven Way’ housing development. These highways will be small 13cm square gaps in…