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Chipping Norton Mayor Sandra Coleman has kindly chosen The Lido as her Charity of the Year and has organised a morning of family fun at the pool on Saturday 13 April. The action begins at 8.45am when we’ll be running and walking alongside the Chipping Norton School Parkrun on their 5km route, starting on the school field alongside The Lido. …

Lido Slide

Lido Slide Statement

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Following a recent visit, patron Luke Froude kindly launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to reinstate The Lido slide. This former much-loved feature of Chippy Lido was initially a victim of the Covid-19 restrictions but, unfortunately, bringing it back post-pandemic isn’t as simple as having sufficient funds to buy a new slide or refurbish the old one. Updated advice from the Health …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Auction Success

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Jeremy Clarkson and a packed Town Hall of Lido lovers raised over £13,000 for the pool, ably supported by Kaleb Cooper whose promise of a personal tractor lesson (in Jeremy’s Lamborghini) was the highest ticket of the night! Huge thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who supported The Lido so generously by donating lots, and to everyone in the …

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Whistler’s Restaurant Marathon Man

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Whistler’s Restaurant swimming chef achieved the remarkable feat of swimming 10 km to raise over £2,000 for The Lido on a sunny Sunday in May! Nathan Phelps of Whistler’s Restaurant in Chipping Norton, clocked up 400 lengths without stopping while other swimmers young and old also swam lengths alongside him to achieve a collective community marathon. “We’re so grateful to …

Nathan’s Marathon Swim

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NATHAN’S MARATHON SWIM, FAMILY DAY & BBQ Lido friend and Whistlers’ chef Nathan Phelps is swimming a marathon – that’s 10K or 400 lengths of our pool without stopping!! – on Sunday 28 May, raising vital funds for The Lido in sponsorship and donations. Come and support him on the day, from 10am to 2.30pm, simply to cheer him on …

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Let’s Give Nathan a Boost!

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Lido fan and local legend, Nathan Phelps of Whistlers Chipping Norton is getting back on track for his marathon swim, despite illness and set backs to his traing regime. Swimming a marathon can not be taken lightly and the training for it can be brutal, so please give Nathan a much needed boost by visiting his fundraising page (details below) and …

Tai Chi

Tai Chi on The Lido lawn

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While the pool is now closed, there are six sessions of Tai Chi on The Lido lawn this autumn. Running on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.10pm, this outdoor class is suitable for beginners and improvers, aged 16+. You can find out more about Tai Chi here, or simply come along and give it a go – it really is for everyone! Dates: 15th, …

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Community Leisure Relief Fund award

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We are delighted to report that The Lido has been successful in its application for a grant from Sport England’s National Lottery supported Covid-19 Community Leisure Relief Fund to assist with its recovery from the pandemic. Not only does this grant help us to recover some of the losses resulting from last year’s extremely short and costly season, but it …