High cost of running lido could force its closure

The high cost of running the Aldershot Lido could force it to close despite an increase in the numbers using it.

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Aldershot lido in deep water

Time could be running out for the open air swimming pool at Aldershot. The lido is losing money every year and the number of visitors is down. Rushmoor Borough Council are considering whether to close it down or invest in its future. The local canoe club is fighting to keep it open.

Penny Silvester reports.

Fears lido could close due to spiralling costs

Aldershot Lido Credit: ITV Meridian

There are fears that the Aldershot Lido could be forced to close despite an increase in the numbers of people using it this year.

It costs Rushmore Borough Council £166,000 a year to maintain - and they say they just can't justify keeping it open.

However supporters say that there was a dramatic increase in people using the facility in 2013 and that the town would lose an important facility were it to close.

Blackwater Canoe Club will loose its training facility if the lido closes Credit: ITV Meridian

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