Toad Patrol

The Smallbrook toads have finished breeding and are heading away from their ponds.

These are the numbers the toad patrol recorded this Spring:

If you normally use Smallbrook Road as a short cut between Plants Green/ Gipsy Lane and Upper/Lower Marsh Road, please try to avoid doing so after dark, as up to 20% of the toads we find have been killed by passing cars, even though it’s now a 30mph road.

And keep an eye out for the Toad Patrollers who help the toads to cross safely!

Warminster Town Council are requesting that Wiltshire Council Highways assess temporary closure of Smallbrook Road starting next year, for a month each spring.

We always welcome new toad patrol volunteers, so if you are interested please contact

A large pregnant female toad