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Bromley preservation project leaves pondlife jumping for joy

PUBLISHED: 15:20 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 16 April 2013

Park ranger Sarah Hopkins and Sivi Sicansesan, of Froglife, pointing out fresh frog spawn.

Park ranger Sarah Hopkins and Sivi Sicansesan, of Froglife, pointing out fresh frog spawn.

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Bromley's frogs are jumping for joy after a two-year ponds preservation project was completed yesterday.

The Froglife Trust joined forces with Bromley Council and local groups to improve the native habitat of the borough’s amphibians at Kingswood Glen, in South Hill Road, thanks to a £5,000 grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

Listed as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, the woodland is home to five of the six native British amphibians including the natterjack toad and great crested newt.

Cllr Colin Smith, executive for the environment, said: “I hope that the valuable work done in Kingswood Glen will encourage people to join our efforts and become actively involved in the protection and development of our local woodlands and parks.”

The Friends of South Hill Wood and Kingswood Glen worked alongside the council on the project and will continue to help improve the local woodland.

To become part of your nearby friends group and have a say in how parks are maintained, visit bromley.gov.uk/parks or call 020 8313 4471.

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