Historic riverside icon gets a makeover

21 March 2018

A historic riverside attraction in Chester is getting a makeover to give it a fresh look for the coming summer season.

The iconic bandstand on the Groves, built in 1913, has hosted musical events for well over 100 years.

Work on the the Grade II listed structure will include drainage, repairs to damaged sandstone, pointing, painting and the timber floor will be sanded and resealed.

The work has been made possible due to funding from the Council’s Place Operations budget and the local ward member's budget, along with New Homes Bonus and Section 106 funds.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Well-being, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “The bandstand will now look wonderful for a packed programme of events and performances taking place this summer.  The programme covers every weekend between May and September, as well as bank holidays.

“After the recent cold spell, I’m looking forward to seeing the completed bandstand looking fantastic in the summer sunshine.”

Band stand on the Groves

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