Category Archives: Events

Felixstowe Day Out Reminder

Information for those planning to join our visit to Felixstowe on 10th
October – please note that the Felixstowe Triathlon will be taking place
on this day. Consequently, the town is likely to be busy and car parking
will, no doubt, be at a premium.

However, there should still be plenty of space in the sea for our swim!

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/be-part-of-felixstowes-first-triathlon/

 460 total views

Felixstowe Annual Seaswim

Felixstowe beach

Felixstowe Beach

Although we don’t yet know when, or if, our pool will close for the winter we plan to make our usual autumn visit to Felixstowe on Sunday 10th October

Meet on the beach near the Fludyers Hotel at approximately 11.30 for a swim then a walk, coffee and perhaps fish and chips. Please be aware that this is an informal arrangement and that we cannot take any responsibility for organising transport – we suggest that individuals arrange appropriate car sharing. Alternatively, travel by train should be possible by catching the 09.00 train from Cambridge arriving at 11.21 with a change at Ipswich. Return services run hourly @ 15.25, 16.25 etc. High tide should be at approximately 15.00

 880 total views,  2 views today

Singing at the pool

Tonight!! Thursday 24th June, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Chesterton College choir singing at Jesus Green Lido

Collection in aid of Rowan Charity

 1,725 total views

Survey on pool usage.

Tell Sports England and The Council what you think about Jesus Green Lido

Please complete this survey before May 30th to share your thoughts about your experiences of using Jesus Green Lido on your last visit to the centre after 12th April.
For the purposes of this research, please answer all questions exclusively in relation to this leisure centre only and disregard any others you may have also visited recently.

Your input will help us understand how members use this centre and improve both its facilities and services going forward.

Sport England with the help of local authorities and leisure centres are undertaking National research to understand the participant experience of using public leisure centres and their activity habits, and we would welcome your views on our centre to add to this research.

Please note that this survey is completely confidential and all data is collected and processed in compliance with all data protection laws and the Market Research Society Professional Code of Conduct.

Responding to these questions is entirely voluntary and the answers that you provide will be presented in aggregate form, and not be linked back to you in any way.

In accordance with GDPR, please be reassured that your personal details and individual answers will remain confidential and will not be passed to any other organisation.

Some of the questions in the survey will ask for your ethnicity and health data. This sensitive information about you is considered special category data.

The lawful basis for collecting any special category data is your explicit consent to do so. Special category data is personal data that needs more protection because it is sensitive.

You can read the full privacy notice by clicking on this link https://movingcommunities.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Privacy-Notice.pdf.

By clicking on the survey link you are giving us your explicit consent for us to collect this special category data about you.

We will also give you the option to give us your mobile phone number to ask you further questions by text.

This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. THE CLOSING DATE IS 30 MAY 2021. The survey link is https://www.efocus-net.com/dynamic_survey.php?data=1618493139&id=W93wEu/mNAYCqfzLmA1e8A==

 

 922 total views

Jesus Green Friends annual sea swim at Felixstowe

After the short but lovely season at Jesus Green, our annual autumn visit to Felixstowe will take place on Sunday 11th October

Meet on the beach near the Fludyers Hotel at approximately 11.30 for a swim then a walk and, hopefully, coffee and fish and chips.
Please take account of all Covid-19 regulations especially social distancing

Please be aware that, as always and especially in present circumstances, this is an informal arrangement and we cannot take any responsibility for organising transport – we suggest that individuals arrange appropriate car sharing. Alternatively, travel by train should be possible by catching the 09.08 train from Cambridge arriving 11.21 with a change at Ipswich. Return services run hourly @ 15.25, 16.25 etc.
Low tide should be at approximately 11.30

Please fill in the form below as numbers are restricted for CoVid outdoor events

 436 total views

Jesus Green Pool opening progress for 2020 season.

We recently wrote to the local councillors after we had meetings with BETTER & council officers and received the following speedy response from Councillor, Cheney Payne:

Date: 17 Jun 2020

Dear Mr Hudson,

I have had an update from the officers that they are already starting to plan for the re-opening – they don’t have a date yet but are keen to have the pool open as soon as possible, and will let me know their timeline once they have had chance to think it through further.  I will keep you informed as I find out more concrete information: but the wheels are in motion.  I’ll keep checking in, as I think it is really important we have the pool open as quickly as possible.
Best Wishes,
Cheney
In reply to Will’s letter below:

Dear Councillors
Opening of Jesus Green Lido 2020
We all appreciate that the City Council, GLL, local businesses and many individuals are facing
multiple financial, physical and psychological strains in these unprecedented times. The current
pandemic has affected us all, but with the current easing of the lockdown, Swim England has now
produced five key Pool Reopening Guidelines www.swimming.org that include operator and user guidelines. So following these guidelines the Friends of Jesus Green Lido would like to see the pool open as soon as possible.
Currently as of the morning of 16th June 2020 the pool is empty, so being realistic the lead-up time to getting the pool ready, getting staff in place and importantly, trained in effective procedures that must be in place to ensure everyone’s safety is 2-3 weeks. Effective procedures will include online booking, signage and user guidance specifically for Jesus Green Lido. This facility could be ready by early July.

I mentioned in the opening paragraph the psychological impact of the pandemic, the opening of the pool would benefit many users who for whatever reason are unable to participate in other activates. The benefits of open air swimming are well documented.

We would welcome your support to ensure this fantastic and unique facility in Cambridge is re-
opened for the remainder of the season for the benefit of all.

A swift response would be most welcome.
Yours Sincerely
Will Hudson
On behalf of Friends Jesus Green Lido

 1,096 total views

Winter Lido Visits

Firstly our visit to Park Road Baths, Crouch End on 27th January: –

Seven of us enjoyed the trip to this 50 metre lido with excellent facilities, friendly & helpful staff and easy access from Cambridge by train and bus (or car). The water was warm (about 24 C) and the weather was fine initially although there was heavy rain as we left. An enjoyable day out except that one of our group was taken to hospital with suspected hypothermia – however, she soon recovered and returned to Cambridge later in the day!! Other pictures taken on the day are here & here

Proposed visit to another London Lido:

For those who couldn’t make the Monday appointment, we are planning another visit to Charlton Lido on a Tuesday and the details are as follows:

Date – Tuesday 25th February.
Visit – Charlton Lido, Hornfair Park, SE18 4LX – 50 metre outdoor heated pool. Note that the pool closes at 1400 and reopens at 1600 – also that it is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/greenwich/charlton-lido

Unfortunately, the cafe at the pool is closed during the winter but there are other cafes nearby. We usually visit and can recommend:
Old Cottage Coffee Shop Cafe in Charlton Park
Travel arrangements – we aim to travel on the 09.24 train from Cambridge to London Blackfriars then a quick same platform change for the train to Charlton – then about 20 mins walk to the pool.
Senior railcard fare (off peak) £20.45 return but for younger Network card holders the fare would be £31.00 (but £20.45 on the 10.24 train)

p.s. “Also, travel by road is easy I’m told”

Contact on the day (Phone, text or WhatsApp) Richard on 07802 626821

 387 total views

Our Winter party is booked!

Happy New Year to all Friends of Jesus Green Lido!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the annual Party on:

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020 from

12.15pm to 3.00pm

At Hobb’s Pavilion, on Parker’s Piece

It’s Bring and Share – please bring a dish of food to share (labelled for allergies) and wine/ beer/ non- alcoholic beverages. Thank you.

See you all soon, ready to count down to the next season. Let’s Party!

Best wishes
Friends Committee

 996 total views

Felixstowe Day Out – Sunday October 13th

With the end of the season in 2 weeks on Sunday 22nd September, we are pleased to announce our annual sea swim and get together on October 13th in Felixstowe

 

Felixstowe poster 2019

All welcome!

Richard has pointed out the following train service for this year:

Cambridge 09.14
Ipswich arr 10.38 change train
Ipswich dep 10.55
Felixstowe arr 11.21
Felixstowe dep 16.25
Ipswich arr 16.50 change train
Ipswich dep 17.02
Cambridge arr 18.25

 341 total views