Photo: Southport’s Lord Street bandstand

Southport’s Bandstand Grandstand Once more

The iconic bandstand on Lord Street, Southport has finally been restored, Wednesday 6 July 2016.

A Dukes ward Cllr : “Having originally raised the issue of the restoration of the Southport Bandstand on Lord Street with various departments, over the last year, namely the repainting and general maintenance of the upper and lower levels of the structure I was previously informed that at the time due to budgeting the necessary finance was unavailable.

Since then however I have continued to campaign for alternative funding from across the departments to address this local issue which was first brought to my attention predominantly by local business owners.

After the vandalism to the Bandstand’s railings earlier this year I have continued to work alongside these departments to resolve this neighbourhood concern and have inquired again as to whether my original request for the repainting of the upper and lower tiers can finally be taken forward.

I am delighted however in the interim to report back that the railings have now been replaced using a wrought iron metal base therefore returning some of the character back to this popular locale for residents and businesses alike especially during the summer months.”

Councillor David Barton would also like thank the various Sefton Council departments that he has been working closely with on this and other restoration projects since his time on the Council.

ots-southport-bansdstand-2Photo: Restored railings (6 July 2016)

ots-bandstand-ots-newsPhoto: Bandstand closed in February after vandals ripped down railings

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