There has been a bandstand in Sling, on land once owned by and part of Scarr Farm, for over 100 years. It was mainly used by local colliery brass & silver bands until the 1980s, since when the area has become disused & near-derelict. The Friends of Scarr Bandstand Group has been formed and the bandstand has been repointed and cleaned, and encroaching vegetation removed.
This project will provide the support to make the area suitable for use by landscaping and treatments for improving the ground, protecting the site from boar, and helping to establish a series of events.
The project will help to create a stronger sense of community, and will give young up and coming artists somewhere to showcase their talent.
It will be established as a local centre for cultural activities. The project will also rekindle people’s memories of the bandstand concerts, and re-connect local residents with their links with mining and brass bands.
We need volunteers to help out at events, or you can just come along and enjoy the atmosphere!
Click here to go to the Scarr Bandstand website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!