BADGERS have caused a section of the bridle path at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park to be closed.

Damage caused by a badger sett has meant that the path has had to be shut.

Rochford Council says it has liaised with other bodies and will be looking to reinforce the path without causing disruption to the sett.

The route affected is ‘Bridle Path 51, Rochford’ which is the section which runs alongside the field overlooking the lake.