About the Friends of Otley Lido


We are an organisation of community campaigners aiming to bring our Lido back into community use for the community and by the community.

For latest news :

Please redirect to our new website at www.otleylido.com 

We have secured a 12 month ‘exclusivity clause’ with Leeds City Council to come up with a viability study and a business plan and are busy working through our project management on this. We have huge interest from around the company with many specialists offering to help us restore the site to become a state of the art outdoor leisure facility for our community in Otley and beyond.

The former Otley Lido is a local landmark located within the unique riverside setting of Otley’s Wharfemeadows Park. The Lido originally opened in 1924 and continued until its closure in 1993.

Through establishing a Community Interest Company and applying for Lottery Funding we believe it is viable to restore this site back into an outdoor swimming and leisure facility. Heated off the weir through hydroelectricity and using solar panels this could be a year round facility for our community and visitors to Otley

There is so much you can do to help this – share this with your friends on facebook https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofOtleyLido/   talk about this with people you know, tweet us on twitter @otley_lido  send us your experiences at the testimonial page on this site http://www.otleylido.wordpress.com or via email at friendsofotleylido@gmail.com

If you are interested in joining us you can do so on the join us page here and please share with your friends. You can also contact our Chair at Leonie Sharp at friendsofotleylido@gmail.com or join our committee where we have vacancies by following the link here.

Join with us and together we can make this happen!



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