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Heritage Lottery Fund issue statement on Lido

September 10, 2012 10:08 PM

More than six weeks after announcing a grant of £2.3 million towards the renovation of the Lido in Ynysangharad Park the Heritage Lottery Fund have issued a press statement.

"The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) recently awarded £2.3million to restore Ynysangharad Lido to its former glory. The HLF grant will help restore and reopen the Grade II listed lido and will help visitors learn about its history. The HLF grant will focus solely on the lido itself, it will not be used for the separate, nearby paddling pool in the park."

This is the first mention they have made of the paddling pool, and still does not acknowledge that the plans include removing it. Which again begs the question, did they know? It is certainly not mentioned in the section of the application which HLF and RCT Council have released in response to Freedom of Information requests.

They also state that "we always encourage applicants to consult and involve people in their project plans."

In this case they obviously took the Council at face value when they submitted their fairy tales of how they were planning on involving volunteers and the public at large, setting up a 'Friends of The Lido' group. This Labour Council don't know the meaning of the word consultation.

It seems a somewhat unusual step to issue such a statement so long after the grant has been made. Perhaps the number of queries they are getting are giving them cause for concern.