FoOL TIMELINE

2015

5th October

5th-17th  October

17th October

30th October

4th November

10th November

26th December

 

2016

14th January

16th February

21st March

 

17th April

25th April

27th April

 

28th April

 

28th April

5th June

17th June

18th June

27th August

17th October

22nd October

 

11th November

22nd November

4th December

7th – 10th

December

2017

1st January

 

1st January -

26th February

1st – 28th February

8th April

20th May

28th May

25th June

25th June

11th September 

 

11th October -

21st December

26th October

27th October

3rd December

6th - 9th December

2018

1st – 30th June

16th June

4th August

 

 

24th October –

27th November

13th November

28th November

2nd December

12th – 15th

December

 

2019

12th February

15th June

8th August

1st December

 

2020

20th February

25th May - 7th June

 

2021

31st August

8th September

18th September

 

20th September

21st September

22nd September

Leeds City Council issues an ‘Expressions of Interest’ for the site of the old Otley baths.

A group of local residents - calling themselves FoOL - start to mobilise in response to the ‘Expression of Interest’.

FoOL posts to Facebook for the first time.

FoOL visit the lido site for the first time.

FoOL meet with Leeds City Council officers to register an 'Expression of Interest'.

The inaugural meeting of FoOL takes place at The Black Horse.

The Boxing Day floods on the River Wharfe cause the retaining wall on the lido site to collapse.

 

Leeds City Council grant FoOL a 12 month exclusivity agreement on the lido site.

Friends of Otley Lido incorporated as a Community Interest Company with Companies House in England & Wales.

FoOL secures a grant from Otley Town Council to erect hoarding at the site to replace the retaining wall which collapsed as a result of the Boxing Day floods.

Philip Longthorn becomes our first benefactor and makes a very generous donation.

Otley BID agree to match the grant from Otley Town Council to go towards erecting hoarding on the site to replace the retaining wall which collapsed as a result of the Boxing Day floods.

FoOL erects hoarding to make the site safe and secure following the collapse of the retaining wall during the Boxing Day floods.

FoOL paints the hoarding in Tour de Yorkshire colours to commemorate Stage 2 of the race starting in Otley on 2nd May 2016.

Leeds Community Foundation approve a grant for FoOL.

Sport Chevin Family Activity Day – FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School fundraises for FoOL with an ‘Own Clothes Day’.

Otley Carnival - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Lions Club announce FoOL as the President’s Project for 2016/17.

Alan Peel  Decorators paints the hoarding - at no cost - using paint contributed by Beks Electrical & Hardware.

Lido Site Hoarding Launch Day – the freshly painted hoarding is launched displaying the Zeppo Creations ‘Lido Memories’ and FoOL logo and information panels all printed at no cost by Imageco.

FoOL fundraises and engages with the community at the Buttercross.

Aviva Community Fund – FoOL announced as a finalist and later receives a grant.

Otley Victorian Fayre - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Christmas Tree Festival - FoOL decorates a tree.

 

New Year’s Day Otley Memorial River Swim in memory of Joe Town - with the kind agreement of Joe’s daughter FoOL fundraises and engages with the community whilst providing hot refreshments.

Crowdfunding campaign.

 

Waitrose Otley Community Matters – FoOL selected as a charity for Green Token scheme.

The Yew Tree Inn hosts a Race Night to raise funds for FoOL.

Otley Show - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon – Tom Wriglesworth plus friends Andy and Nick run to raise money for FoOL.

Yorkshire Lido Tour visits the site – FoOL hosts a breakfast.

Otley in Bloom fundraises for FoOL.

Otley Town Council resolves to pledge to FoOL the final top-up needed when the fundraising is within reach of the final target of £55,000 for the feasibility study.

Community Payback Team clear the site of rubble and rubbish and paint the Farnley Lane side of the building. Leeds City Council's Outer North West Community Committee and Parks & Countryside provide skip facilities.

Otley Carnival announce FoOL as one of its 2018 beneficiaries.

FoOL hosts a Fashion Show at the Parish Church in conjunction with Harriets and Little Munchkins.

Otley Victorian Fayre - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Christmas Tree Festival - FoOL decorates a tree. 

Waitrose Otley Community Matters – FoOL selected as a charity for Green Token scheme.

Otley Carnival - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Lido Site Open Day – over 400 visitors attend to see the derelict site, view the latest architect’s plans, ask questions and listen to guests including Alex Sobel MP (Leeds North West), Cllr Ray Georgeson (Chair of Otley Town Council) and Cllr Ryk Downes (Leeds City Council)

Crowdfunding campaign – linked to Aviva Community Fund voting.

 

Otley Skate Park User Group donates to FoOL.

Aviva Community Fund – FoOL announced as a finalist and later receives a grant.

Otley Victorian Fayre - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Christmas Tree Festival - FoOL decorates a tree.

 

FoOL give a presentation and Q&A session with the Womens’ Institute in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Otley Carnival - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Pool Feast - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

Otley Victorian Fayre - FoOL fundraises and engages with the community.

 

Otley Neighbourhood Plan is adopted after a referendum – the lido site is included.

FoOL runs a colouring and drawing competition providing a resource for children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Andrew Hillas Properties Ltd kindly sponsors the printing and delivery of flyers advertising the Crowdfunding Campaign.

FooL attends a meeting at the lido site with Leeds City Council and two local developers.

Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Event - Baroness Blake of Leeds, Alex Sobel MP and Cllr Richard Hughes (Chair, Otley Town Council) unveil the new 'fundraising pool' and 'vision' panels on the lido site hoarding.

Crowdfunding Campaign begins.

FoOL presentation to the Otley Chamber of Trade.

The Wharfedale Observer leads with an article on FoOL's Crowdfunding Campaign.