Grassroots Sport Funds To Help Rescue Charlton Lido

By Lindsey Last edited 123 months ago
Grassroots Sport Funds To Help Rescue Charlton Lido

Funding announced yesterday by the Mayor includes much needed refurb cash for Charlton Lido.

A fortunate swim there last summer before it closed - despite barbed wire, graf, no cafe, scant volunteers and an empty kids pool - showed what a beautiful community facility the 'ravaged Kentish beauty' could, and now hopefully will, be. With mayoral match funding in the bag and plans for a diving centre ditched, it looks like GLL will be able to reopen the lido as London's second 50m heated outdoor pool - south east cousin to London Fields Lido - for summer 2012.

Other facilities to benefit from the Mayor's £12 million boost to grassroots sport in the capital include a controversial new floodlit hockey pitch for Hillingdon and a new karate club for Kingston.

Fourteen 'participation projects' also got good news, particularly Wheelchair Basketball which will be able to open nine new clubs in the capital.

Last Updated 15 July 2011