Grange Lido is a rare Art Deco gem and it is the only surviving seaside Lido in the North of England.
Grange Lido is of significant regional historic importance and thanks to the efforts of Save Grange Lido it is now grade II listed. It is much loved and prized by local people who overwhelmingly want to see it fully restored (73% in the last consultation about the pool).
The Lido has now been closed for a generation, and is a significant drain on local taxpayers, but in recent years there has been a huge renaissance of interest in Lidos nationally, and Grange finds itself in the privileged position to have a magnificent Art Deco Lido which is ripe for restoration. Such a rare and exciting opportunity really must not be squandered.
Save Grange Lido are campaigning determinedly to see the Lido properly restored as a swimming facility and regional tourist attraction; we firmly believe this is the only meaningful outcome, and any other option would permanently destroy the Lido, and be a tragic waste of public money.
We believe that not only would an outdoor pool be good for our health, happiness and fun for our children, it would strengthen the seaside feel of Grange. The Lido would make a perfect day out for a huge catchment area;
With £1.8m already ear-marked for development on the Grade II listed site, let’s not waste these vital funds on irreversibly damaging this unique community asset by filling the pool in concrete. Let’s see this as a great start to reviving something invigorating and wonderful for young and old; one and all!
But this is URGENT!