When it became apparent that PCC planned to close Hilsea Lido at the end of the 2008 season the pressure group began investigating alternative ways of saving this much loved facility. Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust was formed and negotiations began with the aim of taking over Hilsea Lido, the Blue Lagoon and Hilsea Splashpool as a community asset transfer.
During this time HLPP Trust negotiated access to Hilsea Lido under licence in order to complete low level maintenance, host profile- raising and fundraising events and provide a visible presence on site. Our first event was to take part in National Heritage’s Heritage Weekend in 2009 and host a Family Fun Day. Preparation for the weekend meant we approached the Probation Service to gain assistance from the Community Payback Team, their contribution to this project has been massive & was the beginning of very successful partnership schemes that have helped support HLPP Trust.
Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust is a community run organisation and registered charity (no 1133714) . Our aim is to provide the lido for public use, offering unique facilities to everybody with an entrance price we can all afford, regardless of income. In order to achieve this each year we must raise money in other ways. Your contribution to support this fantastic facility is always very welcome.
We have made some great progress over the last few years but we could not have done it without our friends/supporters!
As a friend/supporter you will be kept informed of our progress and events and receive regular membership newsletters.
Membership and donations are essential to the redevelopment of the Hilsea Lido and without them we would not be able to finance the day to day running of the project.
There is always plenty to do & another pair of hands is always welcome.
We have regular volunteer days every Thursday, and most Sundays. In addition there are opportunities which offer greater flexibility.
Skills and talents required are many and varied.
Please feel free to contact us