Road closed to toads for fourth year running

Road closed to toads for fourth year running

Toad in the road: It's migration time

Toad in the road: It's migration time

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Motorists have been trumped by toads for the fourth year in a row, after a road was closed to allow them to cross.

Each year the council leaps to the aid of the animals by shutting off part of Church Road in Ham, to allow the toads to reach their hole - a breeding pond 330ft away.

Councillor Chris Harrison, Richmond Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “I hope residents enjoy the spectacle of the toads as they go about their journey and would like to thank residents for their understanding as to why it is essential to temporarily close the road.”

The road has been closed between Ham Gate Avenue and Wilmer House.

It will re-open on Friday, April 4 at 10am.

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10:03am Tue 25 Mar 14

helen59 says...

this surely will not happen when the new latchmere property development happens - the increase in traffic around that area will be substantial.
this surely will not happen when the new latchmere property development happens - the increase in traffic around that area will be substantial. helen59
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6:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

EdwinaWaugh says...

Good! But I didn't know toads were animals. :-)
Good! But I didn't know toads were animals. :-) EdwinaWaugh
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8:13am Sun 30 Mar 14

Aceminty says...

What did you think they were?
Flowers?
What did you think they were? Flowers? Aceminty
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3:51pm Sun 30 Mar 14

EdwinaWaugh says...

Aceminty NO! TREES!
Aceminty NO! TREES! EdwinaWaugh
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