Jesus Green lido to reopen five weeks earlier than usual from April

Jesus Green lido will reopen five weeks earlier than usual as restrictions are eased.

Cambridge City Council and its contractor, GLL, are preparing to open the outdoor pool from April 2, in line with government advice, five weeks earlier than it would usually do.

The unheated outdoor pool off Chesterton Road is the UK’s longest at 91 metres long and will be the first facility to reopen for public swimming in the city.

The reopening is subject to the government’s roadmap going to plan and weather conditions.

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It usually opens between May and September each year, but this year it will reopen in April with a newly built sauna as well as a sunbathing space.

Cllr Anna Smith, executive councillor for communities said: “This is fantastic news and I am delighted that we can work to reopen Jesus Green outdoor pool for the Easter bank holiday.

“Outdoor swimming has risen enormously in popularity and it is good for both physical and mental health. I hope that many people will take the opportunity to visit safely when it reopens.”

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Daryl Emes, Cambridgeshire Partnership Manager of GLL, said: “We are acutely aware of the impact the lockdowns have had on people’s physical and mental wellbeing and so we know getting the Lido open earlier than usual this season will be a hugely positive step towards addressing this.”

Details of how to book a slot will be available shortly by on the Lido’s website, which can be found by clicking here.

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