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MEDIA

Welcome to our page dedicated to media coverage of Otley lido.

 

We are grateful to the media for its interest, telling our story and raising the profile of the lido. 

If we have missed some coverage - or you are a member of the media interested in our story -

please contact us.

26th June 2024

Leeds Living All Those On Board: Celebrating The Fight To Save Our Lidos

7th June 2024

The Westmoreland Gazette Theatre group to perform show inspired by Save Grange Lido campaign

9th May 2024

Wharfedale Observer Drip Drop Theatre present All Those On Board at Otley Courthouse

Ilkley Gazette Drip Drop Theatre present All Those On Board at Otley Courthouse

26th April 2024

Harrogate Advertiser All Those On Board: New lido based musical from the Drip Drop Theatre

29th June 2023

The Guardian Yorkshire swimmers hope to raise £65,000 to create highest lido in UK

18th January 2023

The Guardian Lidos live again: UK braces for outdoor swimming pool revival

10th January 2023

Yorkshire Evening Post Otley Lido: Meet the community group working to restore an 100-year-old outdoor swimming baths in Leeds

2nd March 2022

Wharfedale Observer Car wash in aid of firefighters charity and lido appeal

Ilkley Gazette Car wash in aid of firefighters charity and lido appeal

5th January 2022

Crowdfunder The Otley Lido: making a big splash

17th December 2021

Wharfedale Observer Two schools and a lido get housebuilder's donation

Ilkley Gazette Two schools and a lido get housebuilder's donation

7th November 2021

Leeds+ Beyond the gates of the abandoned Otley lido

2nd November 2021

The Hoot A new carbon-neutral outdoor pool and luxurious gym will open in Leeds after crowdfunder to restore Otley Lido

1st November 2021

BBC Look North (Yorkshire) Feature on the Lunchtime News (1:30pm), Evening News (6.30pm) and Late Evening News (10.30pm). If you have s a copy of these please contact us.

BBC News Website Otley Lido: Fundraiser passes first £53,000 target

29th October 2021

Greatest Hits Radio Otley Lido a step closer to re-opening for first time in 30 years

28th October 2021

Yorkshire Post Opinion 'Years of memories': 10 things you said as Otley Lido set to re-open for the first time in 30 years

Leeds Live Otley Lido takes huge step towards opening as crowdfunder pays off

Triathlon Today Alistair Brownlee supports campaign to re-open local swimming pool

27th October 2021

Yorkshire Post Otley Lido will re-open to swimmers for the first time in 30 years after crowdfunding campaign raises £53,000

Telegraph & Argus Otley Lido crowdfunder hits target

Yorkshire Evening Post Otley Lido will re-open to swimmers for the first time in 30 years after crowdfunding campaign raises £53,000

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido crowdfunder hits target

Ilkley Gazette Otley Lido crowdfunder hits target

26th October 2021

BBC Look North (Yorkshire) Feature on the Evening News (6:30pm) and an edited version on the Late News (10.30pm). If you have a copy of these please contact us.

BBC News Website Otley lido: Triathlete Alistair Brownlee backs reopening plans

BBC Radio Leeds (at 42:48 on the link) Gayle Lofthouse Show (Pete Allison sits in) - 26/10/2021

Your Harrogate First look at Otley Baths transformation if fundraising campaign is successful

20th October 2021

Wharfedale Observer Otley people urged to back Lido appeal

Ilkley Gazette Otley people urged to back Lido appeal

15th October 2021

Yorkshire Post Opinion Otley Lido reopening realistic after Sport England grant offer - The Yorkshire Post says

Wharfedale Observer Decades of fun for families in Otley's outdoor pool or "baths"

Ilkley Gazette Decades of fun for families in Otley's outdoor pool or "baths"

13th October 2021

Yorkshire Post Campaign to re-open Otley Lido takes major step forward as Sport England offers £10,000 towards restoring outdoor pool

Wharfedale Observer Massive boost for Otley Lido campaign

Ilkley Gazette Massive boost for Otley Lido campaign

4th October 2021

Leeds TV FRIENDS OF OTLEY LIDO: Ambitious restoration plans

2nd October 2021

Yorkshire Post Otley Lido: Campaign to re-open outdoor pool for the first time since 1993 includes retractable roof, gym and restaurant with river terrace

22nd September 2021

Wharfedale Observer "All or nothing" fundraising campaign launched by Friends of Otley Lido

Ilkley Gazette "All or nothing" fundraising campaign launched by Friends of Otley Lido

7th October 2020

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido memories sought for BBC programme

6th October 2020

Telegraph & Argus Otley Lido memories sought for BBC programme

Ilkley Gazette Otley Lido memories sought for BBC programme

28th May 2020

BBC Radio Leeds The Richard Stead Breakfast Show - 29/05/2020

28th May 2020

Telegraph & Argus Friends of Otley Lido urge supporters to get creative

Wharfedale Observer Friends of Otley Lido urge supporters to get creative

Ilkley Gazette Friends of Otley Lido urge supporters to get creative

8th January 2020

Wharfedale Observer Otley lido site 'not for sale'

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido site 'not for sale'

5th January 2020

Leeds Live Volunteers raising funds to restore Leeds pool 'deeply shocked' by plans to sell it

23rd June 2019

Stray FM Stray FM - Interview with FoOL Director Tony Maskill-Rogan

18th June 2019

Telegraph & Argus Radio show inspires Otley lido fundraiser

Wharfedale Observer Radio show inspires Otley lido fundraiser

Ilkley Gazette Radio show inspires Otley lido fundraiser

28th November 2018

Telegraph & Argus Otley lido project closing in on £25k award

Wharfedale Observer Otley lido project closing in on £25k award

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido project closing in on £25k award

10th November 2018

BBC Radio Leeds Gayle Lofthouse interviews FoOL Director Ian Lawson

9th November 2018

BBC News Website Yorkshire breaking news: Latest updates

23rd Octber 2018

Wharfedale Observer Otley lido needs votes for funds

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido needs votes for funds

7th August 2018

Telegraph & Argus New lido would be 'jewel in crown' of Otley's riverside

Ilkley Gazette New lido would be 'jewel in crown' of Otley's riverside

Southern Daily Echo New lido would be 'jewel in crown' of Otley's riverside

31st July 2018

Telegraph & Argus Open day for Otley Lido campaign

Wharfedale Observer Open day for Otley Lido campaign

Ilkley Gazette Open day for Otley Lido campaign

14th December 2017

Wharfedale Observer Community Payback offenders lend helping hand to Otley lido scheme

9th November 2017

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido campaign plea - 'support needs to turn into financial backing'

14th September 2017

Wharfedale Observer Town council makes £5,000 pledge to Otley lido campaign

5th August 2017

Wharfedale Observer Outgoing Otley Lions President hails 'great year'

16th February 2017

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido friends hit 20 per cent of initial fundraising target after Otley Lions cheque handover

Ilkley Gazette Otley Lido friends hit 20 per cent of initial fundraising target after Otley Lions cheque handover

12th January 2017

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido campaign unveils images of 'amazing' facility - despite funding setback

5th January 2017

ITV News Calendar Campaign to raise money to reopen Otley lido aims to make a splash

Wharfedale Observer Otley lido campaign begins New Year with new fundraising push

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido campaign begins New Year with new fundraising push

4th January 2017

Telegraph & Argus Group hopes to raise £55,000 in just a few weeks to help re-open Otley lido

18th November 2016

Yorkshire Evening Post Vandals strike Otley Lido twice in two weeks

17th November 2016

Wharfedale Observer Vandals strike at Otley's old lido site for second time in fortnight

10th November 2016

Wharfedale Observer Otley residents urged to rally behind lido project following vandal attack

Ilkley Gazette Otley residents urged to rally behind lido project following vandal attack

9th November 2016

Yorkshire Evening Post Community spirit beats vandalism of outdoor Leeds pool

27th October 2016

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido campaign unveils new stage

24th October 2016

Stray FM Otley Lido: Behind The Scenes

29th September 2016

Wharfedale Observer Otley lido campaigners attend national conference - and prepare to start public consultation

Ilkley Gazette Otley lido campaigners attend national conference - and prepare to start public consultation

28th July 2016

The Guardian Lido love … and the joys of resurrecting a long-lost London pool

15th July 2016

Wharfedale Observer New President takes over at Otley Lions - and backs Otley Lido campaign

Ilkley Gazette New President takes over at Otley Lions - and backs Otley Lido campaign

14th July 2016

Wharfedale Observer New film produced for Otley Lido campaign

18th June 2016

The Argus Big crowds cheer on 2016 Otley Carnival parade

 

26th January 2016

Telegraph & Argus Group given one year to put together multi-million pound plan for lido

25th January 2016

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido group gets one year to draw up re-opening plans

24th January 2016

BBC News Website Friends of Otley Lido announces plans to reopen pool

23rd January 2016

BBC Look North (Yorkshire) Feature on the Evening News (6.30pm) 

21st January 2016

Wharfedale Observer The Friends of Otley Lido set to make 'exciting announcement' at Wharfemeadows Park

Ilkley Gazette The Friends of Otley Lido set to make 'exciting announcement' at Wharfemeadows Park

24th December 2015

Ilkley Gazette Friends of Otley Lido members to brace the River Wharfe on New Year's Day

23rd December 2015

Wharfedale Observer Friends of Otley Lido members to brace the River Wharfe on New Year's Day

30th October 2015

Wharfedale Observer A wave of memories as Otley lido campaign causes a splash

Ilkley Gazette A wave of memories as Otley lido campaign causes a splash

22nd October 2015

Telegraph & Argus Otley Lido restart scheme unveiled

Wharfedale Observer Otley Lido restart scheme unveiled

8th October 2015

Wharfedale Observer Redevelopment hope for Otley's old Lido site

1st March 2014

Telegraph & Argus Residents suggest improvements for Otley 'eyesore' park

28th February 2014

Wharfedale Observer New pool and cafe among proposals for Otley 'eyesore' site

24th January 2014

Wharfedale Observer Ideas are sought for 'decaying' former Otley pool site

18th January 2014

Telegraph & Argus Plea for improvements at 'eyesore' Otley park

BBC Look North & Alistair Brownlee.jpg

Alistair Brownlee MBE speaks with BBC Look North reporter Cathy Killick at the Otley Lido

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