Council Plans to Open Lido in Borough in 'Next Few Years'

No location given as yet for possible site for new facility

Cllr Knewstub and Cllr Mason at the Hillingdon lido
Cllr Knewstub and Cllr Mason at the Hillingdon lido

September 7, 2023

Ealing Council says that it is hoping to open a new open air swimming pool in the borough in the next few years.

This week Councillor Peter Mason, leader of the council and Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities visited a lido in neighbouring Hillingdon borough on a fact-finding mission. They announced that more funding had been obtained to take the project forward.

Provision of a lido is one of the objectives set out in the council plan, as part of the council’s key aim of providing new sporting facilities, as well as improving existing facilities.

Cllr Mason said that the hope was that a lido would be open in ‘the next few years’ and that the project was ‘gaining momentum’ but no mention was made of a possible location for the facility. We have asked Ealing Council for further details.

He added, “Just as we promised in May 2022, we are going to deliver a lido for Ealing – a welcome addition to our great sporting facilities, and I know it would be a great benefit to families and anyone who enjoys the opportunity to swim in the open air.”

Cllr Knewstub said, “I love open water swimming and I couldn’t be prouder to launch this project to bring a lido to Ealing.

“These are early days, but we would like to properly examine the feasibility of the creation of a new lido, as well as look into where such a facility would best be located in the borough.

“We want to create a new community swimming facility which is accessible to all, family orientated, promotes health and wellbeing and has sustainability at the heart of the project.”

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