The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign calls for Council debate on the future of the lido

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign has launched a Brighton & Hove Council e-petition which has over 2,000 signatures online and hundreds on paper copies already.

The campaign group are asking the City Council to commence urgent proceedings against the lease-holder which they hope will result in forfeiture from the current lease-holder Dennis Audley.  The petition will be the subject of a full Council debate on the 20^th October 2011.

Rebecca Crook, Chairperson of the campaign says; ‘The Council served a legal notice to Mr Audley in May 2010 and now over a year later we are still waiting for enforcement action.  There are still pages of disrepair to the building outstanding and the work that has been carried out, it is clear to see that’s its superficial and to a poor standard.  We are really appalled by the continued disrepair to this Grade II Star Listed Building and in fact the country’s only Grade II Star listed lido.  We should be privileged to have this magnificent piece of architecture and heritage in our city yet its decaying day-by-day’.

The Campaign group presented their plans with Conran & Partners last year which would see a Community Interest Company operate the site to provide an increase in community meeting room provision, a larger library and new facilities including heating the water of the swimming pool, an all-year-round café/restaurant, a temporary ice-skating rink in the winter and an over-haul of the external grounds.  It is hoped that as well as providing much needed local amenities it would become a major visitor destination attraction.

Miss Crook goes on to say; ‘The support for the campaign is so strong and just keeps growing.  People are genuinely outraged that this building which was always intended to be the hub of Saltdean has been allowed to fall into such a poor state’.

To sign the petition visit www.saltdeanlidocampaign.org

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