Lido Sustainability

Sustainability at Sandford Parks Lido

Our Sustainability Commitment

We are committed to playing our part in the global priority of reducing emissions and waste and safeguarding water whilst maintaining everything we love about our Lido – its historic nature, its character and the enjoyment and wellbeing it brings to its users.Β Β 

Our strategy is therefore to prioritise and pursue energy efficiency and sustainability measures that make economic sense and ensure a long and sustainable future for Sandford Parks Lido and its community.Β 

We have exciting plans but we will continue to listen, to learn and to welcome challenges from our stakeholders so that we develop in the best way possible but all the time reducing our environmental impact.

Check out our sustainability profile HERE


Sandford Parks Lido Sustainability

Reduce Waste:

  • Zero to Landfill
  • We don’t print tickets, everything is held via our online booking system.
  • We sell reusable drink bottles and mugs

Reduce energy consumption:

  • Energy saving lighting in the changing rooms and toilets
  • Optimised the running of all the pool plant equipment
  • Buy local and use local business as much as possible
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What do our cafe do?

Reduce waste
  • Recycle all waste oil
  • Use wooden cutlery
  • Napkins are made from recycled products
  • They aim to keep packaging to a minimum
  • All packaging to be compostable

What we have already achieved?

Reduced Energy Consumption:

  • To reduce energy consumption
  • Solar panels on the main plant room roof
  • Installed pool covers
  • Installed new boiler for the pool water
  • Installed new heat plate exchangers for the boiler
  • Adjusted pump running speeds on the boiler system
  • Reduced burn temperature on the boiler
  • Refurbished the original filters
  • Installed energy saving lighting in the changing rooms and toilets
  • Installed insulation in all roof voids

Reduce waste:

  • Zero to Landfill Contract
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What we would like to achieve

  1. Complete our full site decarbonisation plan
  2. Install install solar panels on our car park.
  3. Install solar EV charging in our car park
  4. Bypass the fountain out of public hours to reduce heat loss
  5. Install new energy saving water heating system for the showers

What can our customers do to help reduce our carbon footprint?

Reduce Waste:

  • Purchase a reusable Lido mug or water bottle
  • Minimise the waste packaging you bring onto and leave on site

Reduce Carbon Emissions:

  • Arrive at the Lido on foot, by bike or car share

Reduce Water Consumption:

  • Shower before swimming
  • Wear a swim cap whilst in the water
  • Apply suncream at leat 30 minutes before entering the pool

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