Campaign to raise money to reopen Otley lido aims to make a splash

An old picture shows a man diving into the pool Credit: Friends of Otley Lido

A fundraising campaign to help to restore the outdoor swimming pool in Otley has been launched.

The lido in Wharfemeadows Park closed in 1993, after serving the community for almost 80 years.

But now a group of local residents want to reopen the pool, with the aim of offering a year-round facility, which they say could become 'the focal heart of the wider community.'

Friends of Otley Lido are aiming to raise £55,000 to fund further studies into the feasibility of opening the pool.