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Blue/Green Algae in Apex Park Lake

Following reports of blue/green algae in Apex Park Lake, Sedgemoor District Council is awaiting scientific test results to establish the type of algal bloom present. As a precaution, warning signs will be in place, which give advice.  The main thing is not to let humans or dogs swim, paddle or drink the water.

A Council spokesperson said: “Sedgemoor District Council’s Clean Surroundings team will carry out regular inspections of the lake to monitor any changes and ensure adequate signage is in place around the lake perimeter. The Environment Agency will also continue to monitor the situation and sample the water weekly until the bloom subsides.”

Despite the 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. Visitors can go skateboarding; use the outdoor gym, play facilities, as well as just enjoying a walk and the wildlife. Accessible paths go around the park suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. There are picnic spots, ample free car parking and toilets. A variety of hot and cold refreshments are available from Lizzie’s Kitchen in a beautifully restored 1950's American Airstream catering unit.

Playday 2018 is taking place on Wednesday 1st August will continue as planned, however water activities such as paddle boarding and have-a-go fishing will be cancelled to ensure the safety of visitors to the event. There will still be over 40 activities taking place however.

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