Friendly road crossing for village frogs

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FROGS and toads in Old Newton are crossing the road because they can get to the other side, safely.

The Old Newton Environmental Group (ONEG) decided to lend a helping hand to the animals by putting up signs along Church Road to warn drivers.

One of the signs jokingly warns the amphibians of road safety, advising them that high-vis jackets would help them to cross.

Arthur Nunn, who lives in the village, asked ONEG if anything could be done to help the frogs after noticing many were being killed hopping across the road last year.

Mr Nunn said: “If we keep letting them get run over eventually they will be an endangered species.”

Roger Stearn and other ONEG members made the signs in the hope that drivers will slow down and avoid running over the crossing frogs.