Sandford Parks Lido was first opened in 1935, and has been here for the people of Gloucestershire ever since.
Following the successful refurbishment of our main pool and surrounding area in 2006/07 we felt it an appropriate time to document the history of swimming and to celebrate the 1930s boom in lidos and their struggle for survival in a changing world. We also wish to highlight the success story of Sandford Parks Lido.
The passion of local people prevented its closure and the dedication and hard work of the Charitable Trust has now secured the future of our beloved lido. Many individuals have been instrumental in the preservation of our lido and we would like to thank you all for your dedication over the years.
Since the 2006/7 refurbishment we have been collecting any documents and pictures relating to Sandford Parks Lido’s history and we are aiming to make these available on these pages. In the meantime, we invite you to send us your personal memories and documents that best portray your experience of our unique facility so that we may add these to our collection.
To view our conservation plan for Sandford Parks Lido, please click here.
Interested in becoming a Trustee?
Sandford Lido Limited is responsible for the most historically complete Lido in the UK. Its important that we preserve the facility whilst at the same time ensure we continue to offer a high standard of swimming and recreational provision. Through our educational program we must strive to promote our swimming heritage. If you are interested in our lido, our ambitions and our community help us to meet our challenges by joining our Board of Trustees.
Sandford Lido limited Board of Trustees consists of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 people. Their role is primarily a strategic one focusing on the future development of the charity. The appointments are not remunerated, although we reimburse out of pocket expenses incurred such as travel costs.
The Trustees meet 6 -8 times a year for Board meeting, Trustees are also requested to occasionally serve on smaller sub groups to work on specific projects.
If you wish to become a Trustee please download and post it to ‘Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU’
Current Trustee Vacancies
Whist we are not actively recruiting for new trustees, we always welcome and consider any application made.
Candidates should have an understanding of and sufficient commitment to the objectives of Sandford Lido Limited. They should have the ability to work constructively with other trustees and senior management and to take part in strategic decision making. Trustees are unpaid, but will be reimbursed for any expenses.