Fresh new look for Clevedon's bandstand
PUBLISHED: 22:01 20 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:11 20 February 2013
Clevedon's bandstand will have a fresh new look in time for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations
The 125-year-old bandstand on Clevedons seafront built in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria is to be renovated to give it a fresh new look in time for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, in June.
Work will start soon following an offer by housebuilder Cotswold Homes Ltd which is building 14 new homes on its Coastline development in Clevedons Strode Road to make a 500 contribution to the cost of repainting the bandstand to give it a fresh new look.
Says the companys sales manager, Terri Hayes-Pugh: Since the bandstand was repainted to mark the new millennium in 2000, it has become very weathered and is in urgent need of a facelift. We like to put something back into the communities which provide much of our business and that is why we offered to fund the work involved.
North Somerset Council, which owns the bandstand, welcomed the offer and its chairman, Councillor Colin Hall, visited Clevedon to thank Cotswold Homes personally.
The bandstand is the venue for concerts on Sunday afternoons from May to September.
Although the first of the new homes at Coastline have yet to be completed, local people already have snapped up more than 40 per cent of them. The opening of a fully-furnished showhome later this month is attracting so much interest that Clevedon estate agent Steven Smith Town & Country, which is handling sales, is asking would-be buyers to make an appointment to view. Call the firm on 01275 877771 or email email@example.com
Pictured at Clevedon Bandstand is the chairman of North Somerset Council, Councillor Colin Hall, with Terri Hayes-Pugh of Cotswold Homes which has made a 500 contribution to the cost of repainting to give it a fresh new look for the Queens Diamond Jubilee