Monday, July 04, 2005

Cleveland Pools

Supporting local residents on Cleveland Pleasure Pools...

Hidden away in Bathwick, on the banks of the River Avon, is possibly the only surviving Georgian lido in the country. Closed over twenty years ago, the Cleveland Pleasure Baths were at one time a favourite summer destination for generations of Bathonians. Now, spurred on by plans to sell the site, a campaign is underway to re-open the pools for public bathing.

Local Councillors are very supportive and would like to see these pools come back into public use. The pools have been taken off the market on the request of local councillors and we are working with the local residents to look at how we can achieve a more suitable use. Councillor David Dixon said, “It would be a shame to let this fine example of our heritage to fall into private hands and to be closed off to the public.