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DANGER!

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

Opening Hours

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.

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