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Brightlingsea Lido: Heatwave's been 'magic' for business

Watch a report about the heatwave success of an Essex Lido by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard.

An Essex Lido has told ITV News Anglia that it 'couldn't have hoped for a better start to its project.

Brightlingsea Lido has just started its first season running as a charitable trust.

It's being run by mainly volunteers, it's experiencing huge demand with queues forming most days to get inside.

The lido can accommodate up to 400 people Credit: ITV News Anglia

“It’s been magic. I mean we couldn’t have hoped for a better start to our project here. We’ve had hundreds of people in every day. We’ve gone over a thousand swimmers a day on several occasions. Already this year we’ve done twice the amount, number of swimmers than they had for the entire season last year.”

– Will Jenkins, Manager of Brightlingsea Lido
Britinlingsea Lido in Essex has doubled its trade since the warm weather started Credit: ITV News Anglia

The lido was facing closure, but has been saved by the charitable trust.

Thanks to the heatwave, tickets have been selling out fast each day and they are easily filling their 400 capacity.

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Weekend heatwave in the Anglia region as hot summer blazes on

Festival-goers take to the lake to cool off at Latitude in Suffolk.

The heatwave is back on the Anglia region as the above average summer temperatures blaze on over the weekend.

June was among the hottest on record in the Anglia and July is heading the same way. Temperatures peaked in the Anglia region at 28.7°C (83.7°F) on Saturday at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.

There has also been precious little rain in the region for six weeks now.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 14 July 2018

  • 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.3°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.0°C in Cambridge
  • 28.0°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 27.5°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27.5°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.3°C in Northampton
  • 27.0°Ç in Writtle, Essex
  • 26.2°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 26.1°C in Andrewsfield, Essex
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