Haste charity day at Hilsea Lido

Haste recently provided equipment and labour free of charge during a charity day at Portsmouth’s Hilsea Lido. The lido is currently being refurbished in an effort to save it from permanent closure.

Figure 1 Hilsea Lido early 2014.

Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust

When it became apparent that Portsmouth County Council planned to close Hilsea Lido at the end of the 2008 season a pressure group was formed and began investigating alternative ways of saving this much loved facility. Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust was formed and negotiations began with the aim of taking over Hilsea Lido, the Blue Lagoon and Hilsea Splashpool as a community asset transfer. During this time HLPP Trust negotiated access to Hilsea Lido under licence in order to complete low level maintenance, host profile-raising and fundraising events and provide a visible presence on site.

Haste offered to get involved this year, and following a meeting with the trust provided equipment & labour to refurbish the plant room lighting. Although only a fraction of the work required to return the lido to its glorious heyday form, we felt it important that we contributed to such a worthy cause in the local community.

Figure 2 Hilsea Lido in its prime!

If you would like more information regarding the lido click on the following link – http://www.hilsea-lido.org.uk

If you would like further information regarding Incident management or any service offered by Haste find out more by contacting any of the team at support@hasteltd.co.uk or view the Haste website at www.hasteltd.co.uk

01730 897 100 www.hasteltd.co.uk

July 2014

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