You can always tell how serious the work is by the amount of fencing..
And, oh my there’s been lot of fencing put up today! Things are definitely getting serious!
Bandstand dismantling work continues apace…..
Work has started on dismantling the bandstand, prior to taking it to Lost Art for restoration.
Specialist contractor Lost Art (www.lost-art.co.uk) will be doing the work.
Scheduled events in the gardens, like the Peace Festival, Warwickshire Pride, Food and Drink Festival and the others we are used to, will take place as normal while the works are underway. It is expected these works will be completed before the Christmas events in the gardens.
The MD of Lost Art, Dominic Liptrot, will at the Eco Fun Day in the Pump Rooms on April 29th to answer questions.
Dominic will also be talking to the Society after its AGM on Thursday May 10th
Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Let us know if you have organised an event and we will be pleased to add a link.
A campaign is underway to restore the bandstand in Swanage, Dorset to its former glory. It’s the same model as that in the Pump Room Gardens, but the roof was removed after a storm in 2012. We shall be watching their progress. Fingers crossed for success!
For more details, click here.to be taken to their Friends’s website.
Warwick District Council will meet a crucial stage in the £1.2 million (Heritage Lottery Funded) restoration of Leamington’s Pump Room Gardens later this year, with the start of the renovation of the iconic Victorian bandstand.
Prior to the renovation starting, the council will be carrying out some precautionary works to the structure, which will require the bandstand to be screened and fenced off from 21 to 25 August. The rest of the gardens will remain fully accessible to the public.
Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for Green Spaces Councillor Moira-Ann Grainger commented:
“Everyone involved in this project is eagerly anticipating the restoration of the bandstand, as a focal point for events in the gardens. We hope that the public will appreciate the meticulous work which will need to be undertaken to bring it back to its former glory.”