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December & Christmas pool opening times

We are very pleased to let all Friends know that the Lido will be open in December as follows:

 FROM 5 December 2021

Mondays 7 am – 11 am and 4 pm – 7 pm

Thursdays: 7am – 11am and 4pm – 7pm

Sundays: 7am – 11am

Added to this, the Lido will open daily from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm from Boxing Day (26 December) to New Year’s Day (1 January 2022). So this will be a week’s worth of daily swimming available over the Christmas Holidays.

We encourage all swimmers to book and come along so that we keep this magnificent facility open all winter.  Swim safe.

On New Year’s Day, Better would like to organise a group photo.  Time to be confirmed.

 Our renewed thanks to Better and to the Council for enabling the extended season to happen.

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Winter evenings at The pool

A JG regular pool swimmer,@acambridgediary, has Tweeted an excellent image showing the new pool lighting for the winter evenings. Note that the pool is operating reduced hours and currently closed on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday see the main page at for opening times.

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Thank you presentation

The Friends’ Committee presented Fitzbillie’s Chelsea buns to the Better staff and a plant to Mary in the cafe, together with cards signed by many swimmers. On behalf of everyone, we gave our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for their hard work and for making our visits to the Lido such a warm and positive experience.

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New Winter Opening Times

After a fantastic uptake in cold water swimming at Jesus Green Lido over the Autumn period, Better has confirmed the following operating hours will take effect from 1st November 2021:

 Monday 7am-11am & 4pm-7pm

Tuesday 7 am-11 am

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 7am-11am & 4pm-7pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Sunday 7am-4pm

 Your membership will remain live throughout the winter months which allows these extended hours to be possible. Plus, if the water does become a little chilly as the winter months draw in, don’t forget selected membership also includes access to over 150 swimming pools across the UK which includes local indoor pools in Cambridge at Parkside Pools & Gym and Abbey Leisure Complex. Please check with a Better member of the team to find out which pools you have access to.

 The Friends of Jesus Green Lido Committee would like to thank Better, the Council and all of our loyal swimmers for their support.  We look forward to seeing you through the winter as well as the summer and autumn months!

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New September & October pool opening times

Extended Autumn Opening Dates

We’re delighted to announce that further to our consultation, in partnership with Cambridge City Council, Jesus Green Lido will remain open into the winter months. Opening times from the 20th September – 31st October are below and if there is demand the season will be extended further 🙂

Better will make a decision about the opening times from November having reviewed demand over the next two months.

The Friends’ Committee expressed their delight at the decision reached jointly between The City Council and Better, with key support from local councillors, and are grateful to all involved in continuing to show their support for the Lido.

Calling all swimmers! Do keep going through the autumn; it’s so beneficial to health and well being, and a great way to meet friends outdoors.

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All Year opening at Jesus Green???

As anyone reading the local press is aware there is a good chance that Jesus Green Pool may open through the winter and of course, we are in total agreement with that idea 🙂

To help the powers that be please fill in this questionnaire asap!

Please click the image or click the link here:

and maybe COVID willing we can have our next Christmas party by the pool!

Here is the Cambridge Evening News article

Here is our NickyB talking on local radio  at 1:56:14

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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

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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

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


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Good News – Extended Opening Hours

Great news from this Saturday 8th May we will be open from 7 am to 7 pm every day until mid-September

To accommodate the transition to the new opening times there will not be a Friday afternoon session this week.

Looking forward to the extended summer with better weather.

Many thanks

Daryl Emes

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