Saltdean

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido, the Grade 2-Star listed building, is set to be handed back to the council by the businessman who is currently leasing it. This move is coming after months of legal discussions between the lessee and the council, which owns the building. Today (May 30), a special policy and resources committee will be shown [...]

Save Saltdean Lido Campaign calls emergency community meetings to discuss report about Lido’s future

Save Saltdean Lido Campaign calls emergency community meetings to discuss report about Lido’s future

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign today announced a series of emergency community meetings to take place on Sunday 4 December at St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Vale at 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 5.00pm & 6.15pm. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the meetings which will give local residents and other interested people a chance to discuss [...]

Inclusion of Saltdean Lido in English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ list prompts probe

Inclusion of Saltdean Lido in English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ list prompts probe

Conservation experts have been called in to examine the state of Saltdean Lido following its recent inclusion on English Heritage’s ‘buildings at risk’ register. A new Brighton & Hove City Council report also signals that the authority, which owns the building, would be willing to take back the lease if suitable terms could be agreed. [...]

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 [...]

Brighton Council: Saldean Lido “must be saved”

Brighton Council: Saldean Lido “must be saved”

Brighton & Hove City Council have pledged to secure the future of Saltdean Lido. Councillor Geoffrey Bowden made the pledge in response to residents’ concerns about the future of the 1930’s Grade II* listed pool. Complaints have been made about the state of the building’s disrepair and its sporadic opening. In response, the council have [...]

“Homes scheme will never be built at Lido”

Saltdean Lido

Brighton and Hove Council Leader, Mary Mears, has said that a large development of homes will never be built on the site of Saldean Lido. Although no formal planning application has ever been made, concerns have been growing among residents since proposals were made by the leaseholder to build more than 100 flats on the [...]

Saltdean Lido upgraded to Grade II* status

Saltdean’s famous Lido has been upgraded to Grade II* status – making it the first lido in Britain to be granted such recognition. The ruling means the lido’s architectural heritage will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Earlier this year, local MP Simon Kirby pressed the Heritage Minister to approve the Grade II* listing: [...]

Council announce £23 million worth of savings in annual budget

Brighton and Hove City Council have confirmed the key outcomes from yesterday’s lengthy, and somewhat controversial, budget meeting. A statement on the council website reads: Last night, the Full Council approved the city’s 2011/12 budget. The approved budget makes savings of £23.2m. The final budget features a freeze on council tax and on the cost [...]

Profile: Saltdean

The area which is now Saltdean was largely farmland until the 1920s, when it was bought by speculator Charles Neville, who started building rapidly. Saltdean, meaning ‘valley of salt’, is dominated by its central feature, a lido, built in 1938 in an Art Deco style, and now a Grade II listed building. In March 2010 [...]

Police appeal for antique theft assistance

Lalique Dragonfly

Police have asked for witnesses to come forward following a targeted raid on an antiques dealer. The robbers targeted a garage at Clarendon Place on Saturday July 17th at around 4pm, stealing thousands of pounds worth of memorabilia, and now police have released details about the nature of the theft. Items slolen include Lalique glass [...]