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£795
raised of £1,500 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £795 to help Save Outdoor Swimming in Kenilworth

    Funded on Sunday, 24th January 2021

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    The value of swimming outdoors to both physical and mental health is well proven. Outdoor pools are also considered safer than indoor pools in relation to the transmission of Coronavirus. Despite this evidence Warwick District Council seems determined to try to end outdoor swimming in Kenilworth.

    We are fundraising to pay for an independent report by Sports and Leisure Industry Experts FMG Consulting, which sets out the benefits of keeping an outdoor pool in Abbey Fields. This will include a professional review of all relevant documentation, expert advice and recommendations on key points, to show clearly why Warwick District Council should pause the current Kenilworth leisure project and create a revised plan - with a view to a formal Feasibility Study which we are keen to commission jointly.

    Outdoor swimming in Kenilworth is part of the town’s history. It is one of the oldest lidos in the country, and the furthest from the sea and currently the only safe public outdoor swimming facility within 30 miles. The pool’s heritage is highly valued, but change is in its history. The original pool has already been rebuilt twice and we now have the perfect opportunity to create a lido for today; with the latest chemical free filtering, together with the best 21st century design and eco credentials. Your donations can help us take the next step towards making this wonderful community facility a reality.

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    • The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group3 years ago
      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      3 years ago

      A Big Thank You to you all. We’re pleased to let you know that because so many of you donated, we were able to commission the specialist report which informed our presentation to the Council. We were greatly encouraged to find so many Councillors voting in our favour and even more pleased that we had such positive feedback on the collaborative approach we are taking. This year marks 125 years of outdoor swimming in Abbey Fields so we’re making plans to celebrate. If you can offer ideas or help in any way, please email judy@kenilworthbooks.co.uk

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    • The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group4 years ago
      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      4 years ago

      Our petition has now reached over 1200 signatures, which guarantees us a slot to speak at the Council meeting on 25th November. THANK YOU, your support made this possible. Industry experts FMG Consulting continue to provide invaluable ongoing advice and guidance and we are truly grateful to those of you who have already contributed; every penny makes a difference. We believe this is a unique opportunity to create an inspirational outdoor hub in Abbey Fields by working collaboratively for the benefit of our Community, Economy and Wellbeing.

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    • The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group4 years ago
      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      The Kenilworth Lido Campaign Group

      4 years ago

      We're pleased to share the Lido Campaign's good news! We now have over 1000 signatures on our petition which means it will be debated at the full Council Meeting in November. We've also got sport and leisure industry specialists FMG Consulting lined up to bring their expertise to the campaign, so we need to keep raising funds for professional advice and reports. If you can support, by donating and sharing we'd really appreciate it and if you haven't already, please sign and share our new petition on Change.org or restorekenilworthlido.org.uk

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    4 years ago

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    Supporters

    32

    • Ruth Colgan

      Ruth Colgan

      Dec 28, 2020

      Let's keep this pool for Kenilworth families to enjoy for generations to come

      £30.00

    • Maggie Holdsworth

      Maggie Holdsworth

      Dec 5, 2020

      £20.00

    • Clive Peacock

      Clive Peacock

      Nov 26, 2020

      Brutal attacks by Leamington Tories last night.We will continue with the campaign.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 18, 2020

      £20.00

    • Joanne Hall

      Joanne Hall

      Nov 17, 2020

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2020

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 20, 2020

      So important to be able to access outdoor swimming for mental health especially in these very difficult times.

      £5.00

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