In 2006 plans for refurbishing the lido were abandoned by the Council, however extended campaigning by residents continued and in 2009 a management trust (Hilsea Lido Pool for the People) was established and in 2010 acquired the lido and adjoining Blue Lagoon building on a 99 year lease from Portsmouth City Council.

In June 2012 Sport England gave Hilsea lido Pool for the people a £50,000 grant towards the cost of restoring the pool. The money was used to refurbish the pool and plant room.

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