It is fantastic news that money has been allocated to bring this vitally important community social and wellbeing hub back to life after so many years, and SLDC and GTC are owed a huge vote of thanks for this.
There is a problem with the statistics re how many people want the pool back. The survey quoted was one that did not have a pool option. The one done shortly before that, that had a pool option, had a resounding 74% of respondents wanting the lido fully restored as a swimming pool. Moreover thousands of signatures were collected by Save Grange Lido in a short time, more than 1,000 from the direct SLDC catchment area.
Access is via a carpark, here referred to here as “Berners”, that has always been part of the Lido site, and used to be called the Lido carpark, just over the railway line and with restored bridge, and the Prom walk is also part of the experience.
The restoration figures are wrong. The cost of the pool revival, plant and basin is £1.2 m not 6m, that figure was for the whole site, restoring the sea water plant, with a retracting glass roof.
More accurate figures will soon be published in the Save Grange Lido Business plan which you will be able to see on the Save Grange Lido web site, or discuss on its facebook page.