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There has been a great start to the New Year for local charity Dukes Meadows Trust. They have raised £10,000 to repair the structural fault in the Band Stand that has caused it to be fenced off for the last two years.

The money for the repair comes from a grant from Euroclear and the Trust is working with the Council to complete the work before Boat race day on the 8th April.

The band stand was originally built in the 1920s but fell into disuse in the latter part of the 20th Century. The trust brought it back into use in 2003 when the Fulham Brass Band entertained crowds at a Fun Run event but the emergence of the structural problems prevented further use.

Chair of the Trust Paul Allen said, “we are delighted to have secured the grant and very grateful to Euroclear. The Band Stand belongs to the Council so we will be working with them to get the repair done, we have obtained quotes to carry out the work so are confident that the grant should cover the cost.”

The Dukes Meadows Trust is the new name of the Friends of Dukes Meadows. The Trust's new name reflects the changed nature of its’ responsibilities, as they now manage a number of things on the meadows; the new water play area, artists studios and weekly market.

They found the Friends title confused outside bodies, such as funders, who saw us as a user group representative body rather than an organisation managing facilities

January 3, 2007