August 2016: Proposal to locate brine baths in Lido Park

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AUGUST 2016: Proposals for new brine baths to be located in Lido Park, together with a set of architectural drawings, were released to the local press.

Extract and link to full article in the Droitwich Standard dated 24 August 2016 is given below

 

THE CAMPAIGN to return the Brine Baths to Droitwich Spa has moved a step closer after drawings of a proposal to restore the once popular attraction were made available to Wychavon District Council to view.

The plans have been put forward by SOBBS (Save Our Brine Baths) and could see the feature built as an extension to the town’s Lido, which has become a regular destination for Spa residents and visitors from further afield since it was reopened in 2007.

Initial ideas suggest the main pool be split into two sections – one for assisted medical purposes and the other for general use….

Currently, SOBBS suggests full architectural drawings on the building and engineering should be prepared for building consent, along with a feasibility study. That would include building cost, proposed entrance fees and possible income. SOBBS also suggests a project manager be appointed from Wychavon District Council.

Meetings are planned with MP Nigel Huddleston, MEP Daniel Dalton and Mr Mohi El-Shazly from the Droitwich Knee Clinic for their input and funding applications would be made to Droitwich Spa Town Council, Wychavon District Council, Worcestershire County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Lottery.

Full article:  http://droitwichstandard.co.uk/news/campaigners-put-forward-proposal-return-brine-baths-droitwich-spa/

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