to do at Highbridge's Apex Park despite toxic algae' - council
District Council says new water quality tests in the lakes at Apex
Park in Highbridge this week have found potentially toxic blue-green
algae remains a danger.
the council says there are plenty of activities ongoing at the 'busy'
park which are unaffected by the water issues.
Faun, from Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Despite the continuing presence of blue green algae in the
waters of Apex Park Lake, there is still plenty to do and see in
the 42-acre park."
can go skateboarding, use the outdoor gym, enjoy a walk and the
is a childrens play area, a toddler area, a football goal,
as well as BMX facility."
paths go around the park suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. There
are picnic spots, ample car parking and toilets."
variety of hot and cold refreshments are available from Lizzies
Kitchen in a beautifully restored 1950's American Airstream catering
waters in Apex Park were sampled on Wednesday 13th September and
it was found the water remains contaminated and quite green, although
there is no scum.
council's advice continues to be:
Dogs should not
be allowed to drink, swim or paddle in the water
Fishing is not
Do not eat fish
caught from the water
Avoid all contact
with the water
Observe and abide
by notices surrounding the water
Anyone who has come into contact with the water containing blue-green
algae should wash with fresh water immediately. If they become ill,
they should obtain urgent medical attention.