Church wins battle to be bat-free
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 @ 00:00
AN ANCIENT church that was closed after an invasion of bats is to reopen for Advent and Christmas services.
Almost 1000 years of uninterrupted worship ended in August, when the congregation of St Hilda’s, Ellerburn, near Pickering, in North Yorkshire, lost a decade-long battle to evict the protected Natterer’s bats that were fouling the pews and altar.
The church raised nearly £10,000 to create alternative homes for the bats, but, as it is an offence to ...
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