Trustees

Passionate and committed individuals who volunteer their time and expertise

Chairman

Jonathan Claridge

Vice Chair

Richard Jones

I feel very lucky to be a Trustee at the Lido. Every time I visit I’m struck by the wonderful atmosphere, it always feels like a sanctuary to me to be protected for the future. I hope my wide range of financial and practical skills help that to happen.

Trustee

Duncan Rolley

As a former international swimmer who used the Lido in my formative club swimmer days at Gloucester City SC it has a VERY special place in my heart. Its vital contribution to the health and wellbeing of the residents of Cheltenham, the surrounding areas and further afield should never be underestimated. I now work in elite sport with a focus on facility provision and partnerships so the opportunity to work alongside like minded passionate trustees was something I relished and hopefully my experiences and passion add something to the Trustee group.

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Tim Coolican

Trustee

Liz Chadwick

I am a local resident and season ticket holder who is passionate about the continued success of the lido and I want to work with the other Trustees and amazing lido team to help achieve that.

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Andy Holding

I have enjoyed being a lido season ticket holder for many years and also a user of several other indoor and outdoor swimming venues in and around Cheltenham.

I became a trustee several years ago and joined the team to help with the Lido’s continued development. One of my main motivators as a trustee is to explore various ways of sustainably extending the lido’s availability, usage and enjoyment within and also beyond the traditional core summer season.

Trustee

Carole Billington-Wood

I am passionate about the Lido and maintaining our facility now and for future generations. My main role on the Board focuses on safeguarding the wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers. I bring experience from my professional background as an NSPCC Senior Consultant in the Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport Unit. Prior to this my role for 10 years was Director of Development at British Triathlon during a time of massive growth in participation. I was part of a team which successfully lobbied for inclusion of Triathlon in the Olympics. Competing as an Elite Triathlete at World and European Championships prior to working in Triathlon combined my background of youth swimming and cross country running. I LOVE swimming at the Lido, and enjoy applying my skills and knowledge to this privileged role.

Trustee

Chris James

I’m an Engineer who mainly supports the Team responsible for the Lido’s Assets. I’m involved in projects to help ensure the facility remains viable by adopting more sustainable energy supplies, and using energy more efficiently. I’m also a keen swimmer

Trustee

Jerry Angrave

Having lived in Cheltenham pretty much all my life, I’ve been going to the Lido as far back as I can remember. As a competitive swimmer in my teens and then as a long-distance open water swimmer later in life, the Lido has always been both a warm, welcoming space and community. The Lido is something very special with so many positive physical and wellbeing aspects. To be a Trustee and play a small role in its future is a huge privilege.

Trustee

Lindsey Ingle

I feel privileged to be a Lido Finance Trustee, including supporting its long-term sustainability. I work locally as the Finance Director at the University of Gloucestershire and live in Cheltenham with my young family. We have been Lido season ticket holders for the last few years (although I’ve not attempted the cold water swimming yet!).

Trustee

Natasha Stonebridge

The Lido plays an enormous role in maintaining my own health and wellbeing, I wanted the opportunity to use my skills as a communicator and psychological sciences researcher to give back and help grow the Lido and make it even more accessible and enjoyed by the community it serves.

Trustee

Cllr Paul Baker

Paul is Cheltenham Borough Council’s representative on the Board of Trustees joining in 2022. He is the local Borough and County Councillor so knows the Lido and the surrounding area well. Recently retired, Paul was previously Chairman of Cheltenham Town Football Club for 21 years. He is a passionate Cheltonian being educated at Dunalley Street Primary School and Cheltenham Grammar. Paul admits to being a non-swimmer but recognises the importance of the Lido to our town from both a sporting and heritage perspective.

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We are delighted to announce our latest sponsor of our community swim programme, The Exmouth Arms.

“We believe swimming lessons for children are so important for health, safety and well-being, and we are proud to help this amazing initiative’, says The Exmouth Arms.

Affectionately known as The Exmouth, this esteemed establishment is located at the heart of the bustling Bath Road, Cheltenham. Renowned for its excellent selection of wines, fine pints of Arkell’s ale, and superb fresh pub food, the Exmouth Arms offers much more.

With a vibrant calendar of events including live music, special dining evenings and quiz nights, it is a cornerstone of the community. Their pub garden, complete with a horsebox bar and wood-fired pizza oven, is the perfect place to enjoy sunny afternoons.

We invite businesses and individuals alike to join us in this worthy cause and help ensure every child in our community has the opportunity to learn to swim safely.

For more information get in touch or head to our website today! 😇

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Did you know our ‘Rookie Lifeguard’ courses are coming up this August…🛟🚨

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme equips children with the skills they need to be confident and safe in the pool or the sea, offering you peace of mind.

With colorful materials and engaging activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme is designed to teach children how to enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water. For many, this is their first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills.

Our programme inspires and empowers children, helping them to keep themselves, their friends, and their family safe through fun activities that lead towards a series of awards 🏅

Course Requirements:

🤎Bronze: Must be able to swim 50m continually unaided.
🩶Silver: Must be able to swim 200m continually unaided.
💛Gold: Must be able to swim 400m continually unaided.

For more information head to our website or contact ‘Dan’ on dan@sandfordparkslido.org.uk 📧

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🎭 Join us this weekend for an unforgettable evening of theatre! 

From misty marshes to the dusty, dirty streets of London, experience our brand new adaptation of Dicken’s most beloved novel, Great Expectations! 

This production promises a blend of high comedy and dark drama as we follow Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

🗓️ 06 July 2024, 19:45 - 21:15
📍Cheltenham, Keynsham Road, GL53 7PU

This is an outdoor event, so please bring foldaway chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Don’t forget to dress for the weather! 

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