Putting the bandstand back together

Work set to start on restoring Ponders End bandstand blown over during winter storm, reports James Cracknell

The bandstand at Ponders End Park was blown over during a storm in February and is now fenced off
The bandstand at Ponders End Park was blown over during a storm in February and is now fenced off

Enfield Council is due to begin extensive repair work to a severely damaged bandstand in Ponders End Park.

The structure was blown over by high winds during Storm Eunice, which battered the UK in February with winds up to 122mph, causing three deaths.

Since the record-breaking storm the council has commissioned engineers to assess the damage to the bandstand and how much of it can be saved and restored.

A council spokesperson said: “We were saddened to see the damage to the bandstand in Ponders End Park that was caused by Storm Eunice.

“The extent of the damage to the bandstand is being investigated by structural engineers, who have been instructed to save as much of the historical structure as possible.

“The reconstruction is expected to start on 30th May and completion is expected around the end of June.”

No cost has yet been put on the full restoration of the bandstand.