The Saltdean Lido CIC has evolved from its beginnings as a highly successful campaigning group to ‘save the Lido’ from becoming a block of flats, to what is now a team overseeing the restored and operating pool, and an overall £10 million+ restoration and construction project to produce a new vibrant centre for our community.
You can see the plans for the Saltdean Lido complex on our website. This is an exciting and high profile project made all the more interesting, and challenging, because of its listed Grade II* status and local heritage.
The team has evolved and changed over time and the current team of committed local volunteer CIC directors are:
Sally Horrox (CIC Chair) - Director of Marketing and business development at www.worldskillsuk.org
Derek Leaver (CIC CEO) – Group Deputy Chairman at www.coins-global.com
David Bailey Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Professional Negligence at www.healys.com
Deryck Chester Long term Saltdean resident and our Heritage expert
Matthew Glen Freelance M&E Project Manager for Blue Chip Retail Companies.
Lucy Freeborn Project Manager at Whipper Snapper Kids
Julie Shepherd – Retired company director experienced in managing SME’
And we also have a fantastic team of 30+ volunteer ‘helpers’ who have made it all possible so far.
We are getting very close to the next phase where we will be managing an income and restoration spend of nearly £7 million and we need help with the general financial governance of the company. (Our existing finance professional has had to stand down for personal reasons but is available to assist in a smooth transition.)
We specifically require a volunteer Financial Director and a Commercial Director and also assistance with general accounting, book keeping and administration, but are always happy to hear from anyone willing to spare some time.
If you are local, retired, ‘kinda’-retired, semi-retired, fully employed, part-time employed, not-sure-what-to-do-with- yourself-now-winter-is-coming or just plain passionate about your local community and want to help get this building over the line and open, this could be for you.
If you are interested in giving a bit of your time and experience to join the team and get involved in the legacy of transforming the only Grade II* listed coastal lido in the country into a fantastic commercial venue and community centre in the heart of Saltdean - please get in touch with us.
In the first instance please email email@example.com with brief details of who you are and how you would like to help, and one of us will get back to you for a chat.
The Saltdean Lido CIC