Clearly, the Friends Committee will not be able to host the usual membership stand under the entrance foyer to enable friends to sign up for membership this year. The Committee are still working on ways of simplifying membership options, however, those wishing to join us for 2021 membership are advised of the following


Membership Fee – Membership of the Friends has remained at £5 for the first three years of its existence, and this has provided exceptional value as it has included two exclusive, free swims, discount on special events such as the midnight swims, plus discount on café purchases. However, as the Friends strive to increase the support it provides to the lido management, and in recognition of the exceptional value that the membership fee provides, it has been decided to increase the membership fee this year. We recognise that the past year has been difficult financially for some, however, membership will now increase to £7.50, as it is felt this still provides low-cost access to the benefits of Friends’ membership.
For those willing and able to do so, an additional voluntary contribution of £2.50 can be donated on a discretionary basis – giving a total membership fee of £10.00.

Membership Fee – Membership of the Friends has remained at £5 for the first three years of its existence, and this has provided exceptional value as it has included two exclusive, free swims, discount on special events such as the midnight swims, plus discount on café purchases. However, as the Friends strive to increase the support it provides to the lido management, and in recognition of the exceptional value that the membership fee provides, it has been decided to increase the membership fee this year. We recognise that the past year has been difficult financially for some, however, membership will now increase to £7.50, as it is felt this still provides low-cost access to the benefits of Friends’ membership.
For those willing and able to do so, an additional voluntary contribution of £2.50 can be donated on a discretionary basis – giving a total membership fee of £10.00.

Previous/existing members can post their membership fee in an envelope, together with a note giving their name and address, into the Friends’ mailbox which is sited on the wall just to the left of the entrance lobby

Alternatively, they can contact the Friends’ Chair, Janet Martin, or Treasurer, Maggie Divers, who will advise them of the Friends’ bank details to enable them to complete an on-line bank transfer

New members will need to complete a membership form – which can be obtained from the lido reception, or lido café – which can then be placed, together with their membership fee, into the Friends mailbox, as above

A Friends Pre-Season Swim will still be offered as a privilege for members. Given the restrictions imposed on social contact and the staggered opening timetable for the lido, this will take place on the afternoon of Friday 21st May. During the period 12th April to 21st May, the opening times of the lido will be restricted to mornings only, and so the opening of the pool during that afternoon still represents an exclusive swim opportunity available only to members of the Friends.

The Friends exclusive post-season swim will take place as usual the day after the lido is closed to the public, Monday 13th September.

Members of the Friends will continue to be entitled to 10% discount on café prices – albeit as a result of restricted opening, the café will be offering a reduced service until the complete lifting of lockdown restrictions occurs.

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