SAVE Grange Lido – the community benefit society, with the aim of restoring and reopening the historic Lido on the promenade in Grange-Over-Sands, have announced a new chair.

Janet Carter will lead the team of volunteers as they edge closer to the goal of restoring the pool.

In her day job Janet runs the community organisation Light Up Lives, which is based at the Victoria Hall in Grange. They have recently been operating the Covid helpline for local residents.

On her new role as Save Grange Lido chair, Janet Carter said: “It’s an honour to chair SGL and be a part of the history of this wonderful pool.

"Our previous Chair, Phil Bradby who founded the group, did a fabulous job, having it listed and together with our team of volunteers successfully campaigning to save it.

"Now is the time to work to deliver. Over the coming months our focus is expanding the team, engaging the necessary professionals, continuing to build the strategic partnerships whilst also raising the funds to bring this amazing pool back into use.

"We want to engage the community to make a world-class heritage facility that acts as a hub for the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone in the area.

"We’d love to hear from anyone locally who would like to get involved in our plans.”

Save Grange Lido are celebrating ten years of progress.

The derelict facility is now Grade II listed, and detailed plans, as well as a strong business case has been produced for reopening the Art Deco complex overlooking Morecambe Bay.