PEOPLE in Trowbridge have until Friday (June 10) to have their say on plans to improve and refurbish one of the town’s most iconic buildings.

Trowbridge Town Council over the past few years has invested in unseen updates to the mechanical and electrical services for the 1939-built bandstand in the town park.

But the council says now is the time to give the bandstand the visible facelift it desperately needs.

A council spokesman said: “We have commissioned an architect to undertake some designs for external appearance improvement and address accessibility issues.

“The bandstand currently doesn’t have disability access to the stage area, leaving anyone with a mobility impairment isolated from anyone who does not have any mobility restrictions.

“We propose to add a suspended floor on top of the current stage to level the rear door access to the stage and also provide a suitable base for dance and performance.

“Adjustments to the rear stair landing will allow the installation of a single occupier platform lift providing that need for disability access.

“Permanent steps fitted to the front elevation, along with the integration of a fixed light truss, will improve its appeal to organisers wanting to use it.

“Options to look at a ‘green roof’ are to be considered with water harvesting which can be diverted to the water bowers used on our planted spaces.

“Small works to the basement will provide additional storage space for street equipment that services the town and a small rest and changing area for the larger team delivering those extra services.

The four designs indicate these changes, but also provide visuals, which is where you come in!

“We ask for honest opinions/comments from our residents which will be provided to the council at the next committee meeting where the designs are to be confirmed for tender specification.”

Some people have already commented that they prefer Option 3 without rendering over brickwork.


Instead, under this option, the brickwork is to be repaired and cleaned. This will reinstate the bandstand to how it appears on some historic photographs.


The opinion poll closes on Friday (June 10). It can be found here 


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