DS Wessex Branch Chair and Trustee Director Dorothy Ireland represents BDS as part of the Animal Accident Reduction Group in New Forest’s National Park area.
The group includes members from the Forestry Commission, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, The Verderers, Agisters, Commoners and many more, all with one thing in common to try and stop the road accidents with animals.
This summer after a great deal of campaigning with Hampshire County Council’s road management, Dorothy has succeeded in having some permanent deer warning signs put up on a stretch of the A35 near to Lyndhurst. The area is a hot spot for red and fallow crossing.
The back to back signs appear at intervals on either side of the road, replacing temporary yellow correx signs warning signs. The high-risk signs will also be placed along the A337 between Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst at New Park, and out of the Forest on the A3090 Ampfield and Hursley stretch between Romsey and Winchester.