'Toad Patrol' makes a comeback

'Toad Patrol' makes a comeback

John Balson

'Toad Patrol' makes a comeback

A toad lover has resurrected a Maidenhead community group aimed at protecting amphibians from being splattered by cars.

The 10-strong 'Toad Patrol' will be out over the next few weeks saving as many toads, frogs and newts as possible.

The group, led by coordinator Ben Gammons, 28, will be focusing their efforts on Ray Mill Road East where scores of toads cross on their way to Summerleaze Lake to breed every spring.

Residents say hundreds used to make the crossing in previous years, but that numbers have been in decline.

Ex-Desborough pupil Ben, who works for Marlow-based IT firm Computers In Personnel Ltd, said: "It would be tragic if in 50 years time people were saying 'oh, do you remember when there used to be toads'."

He also praised members Emily and Simon Knibbs for their 'fantastic' support.

To help volunteer, contact Ben on 07878 514305.

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