Lido opening date revealed
Newbury's lido pool at Northcroft should open on Saturday 7 July for early morning swimmers from 7:15am until 8:45am.
The pool will then be open from 11.00am until 7.00pm on weekdays and from 10:00am until 6.00pm on weekends and bank holidays. Visitors are invited to stay as long as they like with many people arriving early and making a whole day out of a visit. Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire Council's Executive Member for Leisure, said: "It is always frustrating when we have lovely weather but are unable to open the lido. We understand why residents are disappointed when this happens. We do get the pool open as quickly as we can but there are so many factors involved in doing so beyond our control. Unfortunately, owing to the lido's age, repairs are inevitable each year, costly and reliant on the ground water levels being lower than the bottom of the pool. Now the pool is open for 2018 I hope the weather is kind to allow people to enjoy it over the summer."