The Saltdean Lido CIC has evolved from its beginnings as a highly successful campaigning group to ‘save the Lido’ from becoming a block of flats, to what is now a team overseeing the restored and operating pool with a £10 million+ restoration and construction project to produce a new vibrant centre for our community (plans on the site, if you would like to take a look!).

This is an exciting and high profile project made all the more interesting and challenging because of its listed Grade II* status and local heritage.

The team has evolved and changed over time and the current team of committed local volunteer CIC directors are:

Sally Horrox - (CIC Chair) - Director of Marketing and business development at

Derek Leaver – (CIC CEO) – Group Deputy Chairman at

David Bailey - Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Professional Negligence at

Deryck Chester – Long term Saltdean resident and our Heritage expert

John Cole – Part time Director of Business Consultancy. Experience in contracts, procurement and property

Julie Shepherd – Retired company director, experienced in managing SME

And we also have a fantastic team of 30+ volunteers who have made it all possible so far.


If you would like to become one of our wonderful volunteers please fill in the form below:

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