After several months of algae stops play, we are pleased to announce that racing will re-commence this Sunday, 14 October 2018!
After weeks of uncertainty, we’re looking for volunteers to be DO and ADO for the first race back (it doesn’t have to be the same person for both), and a new rota will be sent out in the coming days with duty allocations from 21 October onward, with wetsuit season starting on 4 November this year.
We have just received news that the Environment Agency (EA) have today confirmed the presence of Blue Green Algae at South Norwood Lake and that they have established that the presence exceeds the limit for public health.
South Norwood Lake is therefore CLOSED for any recreational activity until further notice and signage to that effect will go up first thing tomorrow morning.
The lake is being monitored by Croydon Council in partnership with the EA on a regular basis, so please keep your eye on the CSC website, Twitter, Facebook and/or WhatsApp groups for updates as soon as we have them.
[UPDATE 28/08/2018] The situation is improving, but although blue-green algae is no longer visible on the lake, EA have reported that the toxin levels (created by the algae) are still too high for the lake to be opened up to recreational use. Nearly there. Watch this space for further updates!
In case anyone’s been put off coming to the lake following recent reports of blue-green algae, you’ll be glad to hear that the lake is now completely clear of algae; although we still wouldn’t recommend drinking it! 😉