SGS College students and the wider community have been hard at work sprucing up the Stratford Park Lido, brightening it up with a new mural, as well as painting the area around the pool and the changing rooms.
James D'Arcy Price, an Art and Design student at SGS has now signed and completed his mural at the outdoor pool and it's a bright and welcoming addition with it's bold colours and unique design. With the final layer of varnish being applied the mural will be in place for all to enjoy whilst the pool is open for the summer season and beyond.
Since 1937 Stratford Park Lido has been a favourite spot for a cooling dip but this year it has needed a programme of essential maintenance to ensure it's ready for its opening date in June.
Deputy Chair Trevor Hall thanked swimmers for their patience and paid tribute to volunteers from The Friends of Stratford Park Lido, including SGS College students who have prepared and painted walls, alongside work done by Stroud District Council and Everyone Active.
“I would like to thank them for their commitment to this much-loved facility, which takes an ever-increasing amount of work to get up and running each year. Due to wet weather, there was an initial delay in being able to paint the pool 'tank' - an annual task which is increasingly difficult due to the age and condition of the tank.”
Beki Aldam, Chair of SDC's Community Services and Licensing Committee commented:
“We know how much Stratford Park Lido means to the community, and our officers and Everyone Active are doing all they can to ensure it opens for swimmers of all ages and abilities to enjoy.”