Hi, my name is Judi Hughes and I live here in Upper Brynamman / Brynaman Uchaf. I’m originally from Leicester and have lived in Wales since 2003. I moved to Brynaman in 2006 but I never swam in the lido – it seemed to be for the kids then.
I do the administration for the Committee – mainly organising and taking notes for the meetings. I also helped to write the Business Plan and negotiate with Carms Council.
I would love to see the lido refurbished and re-opened to provide a wonderful facility for all local people – for all ages. I’d also like to see it reflect the local environment using natural and Eco-friendly materials and method of cleaning and heating the pool.
I’m a Mum and a Grandma to 9 children – this is me with my youngest grandchild Sylvie Aderyn.
We’re updating our site with news and information about our progress with the redevelopment of Brynaman Lido.
Progress is slow at the moment as we’re negotiating with Carmarthenshire County Council who are being a bit slow at answering our questions. Although they seem willing to transfer the ‘asset’ to our committee, they are also planning to charge us a hefty fee for the rates. Whilst we continue to explore different options with them we thought you’d like to know a bit about us.
Brynamman Lido Committee is running an Open Morning on Saturday 18 July from 10am to 1pm at the Black Mountain Centre on Mountain Road. Please come along to the Café where you will be welcomed by our Committee Members who want to know all about your memories of the pool.
We’d like you to bring along photos, information, newpaper clippings and your own memories of what a great asset to the community this pool was. If you don’t have memories or are new to the area and would like to find out more please also come along and talk to us.
On Saturday 5th July a small group of us, Jackie Bird, Matthew Davies-Lane and Judi Hughes, took a trip to Buckinghamshire, lovely village called Princes Risborough to be exact. We went to see a working natural pool at an open day at the home of Chris and Caroline Graham who had opened up their garden for the day. Their pool is now 4 years old and is testament to the good quality of the Gartenart natural pools. A case study is available here: http://www.gartenart.co.uk/getattachment/26d022ff-449e-4e1c-bdb6-f3236f7daa06/Case-Study-Chris-Graham.aspx
We had a great day and once the rain had stopped Matthew took the plunge and we followed up with a lovely picnic in this beautiful Buckinghamshire garden. Some great pics below: