Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Residents given a chance to shape the future of Stroud's Stratford Park Lido

It may not be the weather to think about an outdoor swim but that hasn't stopped Stroud District Council asking residents about how the town's much-loved Lido can be improved.

Stratford Park's spring-fed open air pool is always when the mercury rises during the summer months, but the council want it to be used more and more.

So the council have asked heritage development company Tricolor to undertake a series of webinars, in partnership with Stroud Town Council and the Friends of Stratford Park Lido.

These are aimed at getting the views of local people and establishing what the residents of the Five Valleys want most from the attraction.

One option is to consider heating the pool, like many other open-air lidos around the country in order to prolong the period of use each year.

"The Lido is well-loved by generations of people across the district and we're working in partnership with volunteers to improve it," said Councillor Mattie Ross, chair of SDC's Community Services and Leisure Committee.

"If you use it a lot, if you visit rarely but want to more, or never use it but would like to, we want to hear from you."

Jess McQuail, Co-ordinator of the Friends of Stratford Park Lido group added: "We're really excited to be working with Tricolor, Stroud District Council and Stroud Town Council to move the development of the pool onto the next stage - I encourage everyone to get involved.

Two years ago, around 2,000 people took part in a survey which ask

ed how the lido could be improved.

The results formed the first part of a feasibility study to gauge public interest and help shape future applications for investment in order to update the pool and associated facilities.

The webinars will form the second part of the consultation process ahead of potential funding bids which will be used to finance the improvements.

Stroud Urban District Council commissioned the building of the Lido which was built in 1937 by the council's engineer and surveyor FS Cutler at a cost of around £20,000.

It is managed by SLM Leisure, along with Stratford Park Leisure Centre, and last year the diving board was Listed to protect it.

To take part in the consultation process email consultation@tricolorassociates.co.uk or visit tricolorassociates.co.uk/stratford-park-lido.

Phase two of the consultation period will close on October 30.

Related Articles

Superdy post £4.2million loss as Julian Dunkerton continues 'year of reset' Image

Superdy post £4.2million loss as Julian Dunkerton continues 'year of reset'

What is being termed as “a year of reset” has led to Superdry suffering a dramatic fall in profits and a further squeeze on its revenues.

Research shows that tourism is worth more than £160million per year to Cheltenham Image

Research shows that tourism is worth more than £160million per year to Cheltenham

Tourism is worth £162million to the Cheltenham economy, figures released by the borough council have revealed.

Cheltenham law firm advises firm on £30million acquisition Image

Cheltenham law firm advises firm on £30million acquisition

Lawyers from a Cheltenham firm have played an advisory role in a £30 million acquisition of a software firm.

Nothing Weird about the latest addition to Gloucester Quays - in fact it's a perfect partnership Image

Nothing Weird about the latest addition to Gloucester Quays - in fact it's a perfect partnership

On the face of it they appear to be perfect partners – a Gloucestershire-based clothes maker and the county’s premier outlet shopping centre.

Copyright 2019 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.