Clutton Parish Council has recently been made aware of two confirmed cases of Cryptosporidiosis in young children who had visited the waterfall in Greyfield Woods. This unpleasant disease is caused by contamination of water by faeces.
The Environment Agency is aware of this problem and is trying to trace the source.
Council Chair, Rosemary Naish, said “We found out that there have been two confirmed cases of Cryptosporidiosis in young children who had been in contact with the water at the waterfall. It’s a very unpleasant disease and can be serious , and its caused by the stream being contaminated by sewage. The Environment Agency know about it and are doing all they can, meanwhile we are saying if you visit the waterfall don’t have contact with the water in it, however tempting it looks on a hot summers day.”