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The much-loved Bandstand in Victoria Park, which sees a full programme of musical events throughout the summer, is set to have a refurbishment before the start of the season in 2023. We know that performances on the Bandstand have been very popular over the years and would like local residents to share their stories and memories of the bandstand with us.

Cllr Sarah Slack, Chair of the Town Council’s Community Services Committee said, “We would love to hear your memories of the Bandstand. Perhaps you performed there for a special event, or maybe you are a regular each summer when the bands are playing, or do you even have some old photographs? We will be creating a page on our website to showcase memories and photographs of the bandstand in days gone by and would love for you to get involved.”

She continued, “The Bandstand has been in the Park since 1937 and although still able to be used you may have noticed that it needs a bit of TLC - we provided some funds in this year’s budget for this project and we have since received further funding via The Good Exchange which will allow the renovations to take place ready for the Summer 2023 season.””

Cllr Slack continued, “With all the refurbishment that we have completed in the Park over the last few years, it will be super to see the Bandstand back to its best and the new café project due to open in 2023 as the icing on the cake, we very much look forward to residents enjoying the Park for years to come”.

Anyone with memories and photographs can email towncouncil@newbury.gov.uk or contact us by post or hand delivery to Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5AA for the attention of the Community Services Team.



Cllr Sarah Slack, Chair, Community Services Committee sarah.slack@newbury.gov.uk 07970 790808

Hugh Peacocke, CEO Newbury Town Council hugh.peacocke@newbury.gov.uk 01635 35486

VP Bandstand In The Summer