The Performance Space and Water Staircase
There has never been a bandstand in Lowndes Park. In the 1920s, after Chesham UDC leased the Lower Park as a public recreation ground, a circular paved area with rose arbour was constructed in the middle of the Lower Park between The Avenue and Skottowes Pond. Steps with an arbour led down from the space to the pond and a smaller flight of steps led up to The Avenue. The Silver Band played concerts on the site. In 1970, a fountain was added to the centre of the performance area and the steps were converted to a water staircase. These features no longer operate. A programme of concerts is held on the performance area throughout the summer season.
The water staircase was decommissioned due to vandalism and is fenced off to prevent access. The performance area has a crazy paving surface that is uneven and is not covered, so wet weather can cancel performances. The area is not accessible by wheelchair and there is a dearth of suitable seating.
The successfull Comunity Spaces bid will fund the refurbishment of this site..
News & Events
The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 9 June 2013. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.
Why not come and listen to some great music in the Park this Summer. On a Sunday afternoon during July and August you can experience a variety of music including Jazz, Barbershop, Rock 'n' Roll and Traditional Brass Band and all for free. We would recommend you bring a picnic and a deckchair. For further details go to the Town Hall website
On February 17th 2013, the Mayor of Chesham, Collette Littley, opened the new Chesham Orchard. So far the weather has been rather good for a young orchard and the trees are doing well and blossoming nicely. Please click on the title to find out more.
We have had reports of a pike in Skottowes Pond. We haven’t seen it, have you? Please report any sightings to us via the Contact Us page.