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Kirby lobbies Minister on behalf of Saltdean Lido

Sarah Green January 6, 2015

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, yesterday met with a Minister from the Department for Communities and Local Government to press the case for funding for the Saltdean Lido.

Simon Kirby MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven at Saltdean Lido
Simon Kirby MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven at Saltdean Lido

The Lido, has already benefitted from a substantial amount of Government funding to enable it to reopen the swimming pool this summer, but still needs to raise money to complete the refurbishment of the Centre.

Simon said: “As someone who has supported local residents and the Lido Campaign for a number of years, I was pleased to have this meeting to put forward the strong case for funding for the Lido, which will have such a positive impact on the area and create a fantastic local amenity for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Saltdean Lido CIC obtained a grant of £439,800 from the Social Investment Business (SIB) who manages funds on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government. The funding has been allocated to restore the main swimming pool, install a new plant room within the grounds of the site, landscaping to the external grounds and temporary changing rooms and toilets.

The Lido also won the People’s Millions competition and secured another £49,500 to restore the Paddling Pool.

Simon added: “I will continue to support the excellent Lido campaign going forward. A thriving Lido will make such a difference for Saltdean.”