Tuesday, 12 July 2016
20 days to secure Peckham Lido project proceeds.
Last Sunday MP Harriet Harman (left) joined swimmers gathered on the grass where the old Peckham Lido flourished until 1987. The publicity was to help raise a further £22,000 to take the proposed Olympic-sized pool and leisure centre on to the next stage. Crowdfunding has been boosted by the mayor office's recent pledge of £7,500 towards the campaign. Supporters believe that anyone living near Peckham Rye will want to support this plan to restore a great community asset and make our wonderful park even better. However, not everyone is in favour of municipal swimming, or in further concreting the green area, which is about to have a 400-pupil school, with no carpark, built nearby.