BLUE GREEN ALGAE
IN THE LAKE
People and Animals are at risk, as a PRECAUTION:
KEEP OUT OF THE WATER
Advice: (Department of Health)
People may have short term illness through swallowing or contact with the algae, including: skin rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, muscle and joint pain. Because they are smaller children are more at risk than adults.
Warning: Your dog is at risk if large quantities of this algae are ingested. Keep animals out of the lake until further notice.
For further information:
Environmental Health: Tel. 01234 221934
Environment Agency: Tel. 0800 807060
The Park is open to visitors 365 days a year. This also applies to the main car park but not to the overspill car park which closes at 5:00pm each day.
The Dragonfly café is open daily between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm (5pm during summer holidays).
The Park is owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council. The Friends of Harrold-Odell Country Park work in partnership with Council staff and run this web site.
Emergencies should be reported to the staff or direct to the appropriate emergency service.