Saltdean Lido has been given £130,000 from Brighton and Hove City Council for urgent repairs. Experts say so much work is needed, it might not reopen in time for next summer. Other non-essential repairs could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Residents who fought for two years to stop a businessman building homes on the site of the Saltdean Lido in Brighton are now beginning their campaign to raise three million pounds to take on the building themselves.
The lease for the 1930s Lido was handed back to Brighton and Hove City Council yesterday by former leaseholder Dennis Audley. Campaigners are overjoyed.
Campaigners hoping to stop a developer from building apartments on Saltdean Lido have held a fundraising day to raise support for their campaign. The hope to force Brighton and Hove Council to negotiate with the leaseholder so that they can purchase the historic site.
A Fun Day is being held today to raise money to re-open Saltdean Lido. The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign was set up in March 2010 by local residents after plans were announced to fill in the swimming pool, develop the site extensively and create 102 flats.