Cherry Orchard Blue-Green Algae Update
The Environment Agency have now confirmed the presence of Blue-Green Algae at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park. Rochford District Council are asking users of the park to stay clear of the ponds and to keep their dogs on leads when they are anywhere near them.
The algae can produce toxins which can harm, or even kill, animals and cause skin-rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain in people.
The council have put up warning signs at the country park and will post updates on their social media sites.