Bats are a vital part of our native wildlife, accounting for almost a third of all mammal species in the United Kingdom and occupy a wide range of habitats, such as wetlands, woodlands, farmland, as well as urban areas. They can tell us a lot about the state of the environment, as they are top predators of common nocturnal insects and are sensitive to changes in land use practices. The pressures they face, such as landscape change, agricultural intensification, development, and habitat fragmentation are also relevant to many other wildlife species, making them excellent indicators for the wider health of the countries wildlife.
These are just some of the reasons why we should be doing all we can to encourage and protect bats when they visit our properties.
A great way to lend them a helping hand is to have some bat clay roof tiles fitted to your property.
A clay roof tile that has been specifically designed for bats is simply a way of allowing them access to the roof space of your property.
Where access to the roof space is needed for bats, an aperture in the underlay may be required. Offsetting this aperture to one side of the bat access in the clay roof tile and limiting the cut in the horizontal direction, will reduce any potential for water to get under the tiles and into your property.
Clay roof tiles designed with bats in mind provide an access point into the roof for the bats. However, this aperture in the clay roof tiles may also enable insects to enter the roof space too. We recommend having bat clay roof tiles installed by a professional roofer. This way steps can be taken to reduce the risk of water ingress and other undesirable elements from entering through the bat tile.
For some bat species, particularly the bigger ones, it may be necessary to allow access into the roof space and this may involve cutting the felt or membrane, this should be done with great care as this creates the potential for water to enter the roof space which can cause damage to the rest of the property.
If you do decide to have bat clay roof tiles installed, ensure they are fitted professionally and that steps are taken inside the roof space to prevent an infestation, or nests of insects to be built. You will also want to prevent the bats themselves from entering the living area of your property.
By having your bat clay roof tiles fitted correctly, you will be helping to protect a vital part of our threatened ecology.
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Suffolk, and East Anglia generally, occurred on a large scale. This was most probably following a period of depopulation by the previous inhabitants, the Romanised descendants of the Iceni. By the fifth century, they had established control of the region. The Anglo-Saxon inhabitants later became known as the "north folk" and the "south folk", from which developed the names "Norfolk" and "Suffolk". Suffolk and several nearby areas became the kingdom of East Anglia, which later merged with Mercia and then Wessex.
Suffolk was originally divided into four separate Quarter Sessions divisions. In 1860, the number of divisions was reduced to two. The eastern division was administered from Ipswich and the western from Bury St Edmunds. Under the Local Government Act 1888, the two divisions were made the separate administrative counties of East Suffolk and West Suffolk; Ipswich became a county borough. A few Essex parishes were also added to Suffolk: Ballingdon-with-Brundon and parts of Haverhill and Kedington.
On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, East Suffolk, West Suffolk, and Ipswich were merged to form the unified county of Suffolk. The county was divided into several local government districts: Babergh, Forest Heath, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal, and Waveney. This act also transferred some land near Great Yarmouth to Norfolk. As introduced in Parliament, the Local Government Act would have transferred Newmarket and Haverhill to Cambridgeshire and Colchester from Essex; such changes were not included when the act was passed into law.
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