Update from T Loughman – 31 March
The top terrace has now been graded in readiness for a tar spray and chip finish. This will provide a hard wearing surface that also reflects the historic gravel surfacing, due to the buff coloured chippings seeded in. Ducting has been installed in the sub base so that electric cables can be installed to feed the light within the bandstand, and a series of power supplies for events held by the Friends of Arnold Circus.
The Bandstand has been soft stripped as the first stage of refurbishment. Seventy five percent of the railings are grit blasted and primed and these works continue. Planting bed soil regrading continues with some shrubs being retained. After the Easter break the metal workers will be repairing and refurbishing any railings in need of re-alignment.