Paul Rabbitts FRSA FLI

Author, Parks Historian, Public Speaker

Thanks for visiting!

Hello and welcome to one of my two websites. You may be visiting for a number of reasons?

  • To share my fascination for the Victorian and Edwardian bandstand;
  • To book me for a lecture or talk;
  • To browse my growing volume of books that I have written;
  • To read my latest ramblings about public parks and green spaces.

Well you are more than welcome. I am currently Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture for Watford Borough Council where I work full time, but in my now limited spare time, I write, I lecture, and I promote the value of public parks. It is what I believe in and I practice what I preach. At Watford, we now have 12 award winning parks and in Cassiobury Park, one of the best parks in the UK.

However, my passion flows into my spare time and I you will see that I do much more. Check out the pages on this website for my list of lectures, my growing number of books and currently my attempts to get a professional body to represent park managers. 

Either way, I hope there is something of use here.

LINK TO BANDSTAND DATABASE

LINK TO PAVILIONS FOR MUSIC