Well, 2020 has been a year of challenges. Who knew back at the beginning of the year, when the Friends Committee and the Lido Management were discussing the coming season's exciting calendar that everything would change so drastically. Now, coming up to the Festive Season we are still battling the effects of this awful worldwide … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
As you may be aware, the contract for sport, leisure and heritage services in Peterborough was handed back to Peterborough City Council at midnight on 30th September this year … and supporters of our lido you will no doubt be wondering what happens next … Firstly, you may have read in local media, the responsibility … Continue reading Update on our Lido’s Future
Weed Attack – Thursday 10th September As previously notified on this website and to members, a group of volunteers from the Friends decided to give up several hours of their time to ‘attack’ the weeds that have appeared at the lido. Despite not being able to swim this year, our aim was to ensure the … Continue reading The Spirit of the Lido Lives On!
Maintenance Day Update. Further to our previous post, and as part of our determination to ensure the proliferation of weeds across the lido site doesn't become unmanageable over the Winter months, we confirm that our Weed Attack maintenance session is taking place on Thursday 10th September between 10.00am and 2.00pm. A number of offers of help have already … Continue reading Lido Weed Attack
Advance Notice of Lido Maintenance Day. Many of you will have seen the sadly neglected state of our lido published in recent press releases - in particular the proliferation of weeds amongst the paving slabs. In order to ensure the problem doesn't become unmanageable over the Winter and until we re-open in May next year, … Continue reading NEWS FLASH
BY Kay Collins Hi There I hope everyone is staying as sane as we all can in these still very difficult times. I just thought I would update you on my chosen swimming activities over the summer months. A while back I did let some of you know that I had taken to the river … Continue reading My Summer of Wild Swimming
by Monica Ilett Just a few updates for the Regional pool and gym. Signs have now been printed out and placed in prominent places that now announce ‘Masks must be worn’ The other thing I noted that more hand sanitisers have been attached to places where people pass. Although As far as I observed they … Continue reading Post Script to Previous Post
My observations, by Monica Ilett It’s been 147 days or 21 weeks since all the Vivacity fitness and sports facilities in Peterborough closed completely in response to the Government’s Covid Pandemic lockdown policies. It’s been a tough time for many being isolated so suddenly from friends and relatives. Struggling to get shopping, trying to stay … Continue reading Getting back to a Post Lockdown Swim.
Dear FriendsFor those of you currently holding Vivacity membership cards, you may have been wondering what action is being taken to suspend/defer membership fees as a consequence of the Coronavirus lockdown and closure of Vivacity facilities. I've now been made aware of a membership freeze option for those holding Vivacity membership cards which can be accessed … Continue reading Vivacity Membership Freeze Option.
Progress is being made … We have all been eagerly awaiting the outcome of discussions between Peterborough City Council and Vivacity relating to the future of leisure, culture and heritage services in Peterborough, and in particular, our beloved lido. Talks have been continuing as part of the 90-day consultation period, due to complete in mid-September, … Continue reading Update on City Council Proposals for Leisure, Culture and Heritage Services