Bats in the Belfry

We have quite a special maternity colony of Natterers bats in our belfry. This species gives birth to their young from late June. To avoid a very costly bat mitigation process, which is required to protect the bats from harm and the risk of delaying the work until next autumn (after all, these are supposed to be urgent repairs), the Heritage Lottery Fund is keen for us to begin works as early as possible so that they will be complete by mid May.df7a0333-7c19-4838-bd8d-80c8db96e2ff-4662-000004b87e8f4d03_tmp