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Council pledges push to reopen historic lido in Lymintgon
11:37am Friday 22nd January 2010 in News
COUNCIL bosses have pledged to do all they can reopen an historic 19th century lido in Lymington.
The town’s sea water baths remained shut last summer following a damning health and safety report - but now councillors have said they must focus on reopening the lido in time for this summer.
County councillor Adrian Evans told a meeting of Lymington Town Council’s amenities committee the sea water baths was a “jewel” that needed to be reopened.
He said: “It is key to me that while it is fine to consider suggestions for the future we must focus on getting the baths reopened this year.
“I realise it is a loss maker but so are the sporting facilities at Woodside – please work with me in reinstating this jewel.”
As previously reported, Lymington Community Foundation have put forward plans to turn the sea water baths into a “sea centre” complete with an artificial beach, open air restaurant and water sports arena.