Liz HolthamLiz has been a Trustee since 1996 and was part of the action committee set up to persuade the Council that a Trust could work. She first used the lido when she 12yrs old and she said ‘it was my first love. We are very lucky to have this summer jewel. It is up to us to guard this heritage well. That is why I continue to support this lido even though times are sometimes difficult and it can be an emotional roller coaster. We must preserve the history and the community of this site, where young and old meet and enjoy the freedom and atmosphere.’
Honorary Alderman Dave BanyardBorn within a stones throw of the lido he became a Borough Councillor in 1987 – 2002, was Millennium Mayor of Cheltenham and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire. He became a Trustee in 1996 as a representative of the Borough Council and has remained an elected Trustee ever since. Very much a sportsman in his younger days, although he has never been a keen swimmer he has always been a big supporter of what is clearly a superb facility. Now a pensioner he brings a fairly wise old head and down to earth logical views of matters relating to the past, present and future of our lido.
Chris JamesChris James swam competitively in his youth and, as a local resident who lives less than ¼ mile away from the lido, swims there whenever he gets the chance. Chris is a Mechanical Engineer and is keen to use his background to support the excellent management team and ensure the Lido continues to thrive and develop. He believes that the Lido’s offering of exercise, fresh air and a beautiful and historic environment are more important now than they ever have been. Chris became a trustee in 2009
Interested in becoming a Trustee?
Sandford Lido Limited is responsible for the most historically complete Lido in the UK. Its important that we preserve the facility whilst at the same time ensure we continue to offer a high standard of swimming and recreational provision. Through our educational program we must strive to promote our swimming heritage. If you are interested in our lido, our ambitions and our community help us to meet our challenges by joining our Board of Trustees.
Sandford Lido limited Board of Trustees consists of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 people. Their role is primarily a strategic one focusing on the future development of the charity. The appointments are not remunerated, although we reimburse out of pocket expenses incurred such as travel costs.
The Trustees meet 6 -8 times a year for Board meeting, Trustees are also requested to occasionally serve on smaller sub groups to work on specific projects.
If you wish to become a Trustee please download and post it to 'Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU'
Current Trustee Vacancies
Whist we are not actively recruiting for new trustees, we always welcome and conider any application made.
Candidates should have an understanding of and sufficient commitment to the objectives of Sandford Lido Limited. They should have the ability to work constructively with other trustees and senior management and to take part in strategic decision making. Trustees are unpaid, but will be reimbursed for any expenses.