Will there be charges for entry into the Lido and the proposed car park?
Is the proposed car park intended to be pay and display?
At a meeting of the Lido Management Advisory Group in January 2010, attended by Cllr Puddifoot and members of the public, this question was asked from the floor -
Question - Will you charge for car parking?
Answer - Initial views are to make the facility free to residents via the Hillingdon First Card and charging non residents for parking and admission.
During another meeting of the Advisory Group, on 22 June 2010, the minutes quote -
Car Park Charging – although there are no worked up proposals for car park charging, Cllr Puddifoot advised for information that Black Park generates income of £160k per year from a £2 per day parking fee.
Will entry into the Lido continue to be free?
In February 2010 Friends of Ruislip Lido submitted a list of questions to Hillingdon Council regarding these proposals. The full list can be found here.
Question 18. Is it not discrimination to charge to residents outside Hillingdon Borough?
Answer: The cost of the Improvement Programme is met by Hillingdon residents; the Council has determined that the costs of the work require contributions by users from outside of the Borough.
Will access to the Lido through the woods be restricted?
Currently visitors to the Lido can enter and exit at several places.
At a meeting of the Ruislip Residents Association on 23 February 2011, it was suggested that the Council had no plans to restrict access to the Lido from the woods.
However, at a previous meeting of the RRA, Cllr Bruce Baker commented that residents who lived close to the woods in streets such as Broadwood Avenue would no longer need to worry about visitors parking there, as they would not be able to enter the Lido through the woods.
It is also unclear how charging could be controlled from multiple entry points.
This issue is of huge concern to residents in the streets near Reservoir Road, as this would force even more cars down the frequently grid-locked access road, and residents in other roads may be concerned about possible closure of access to the Lido from the Woods.