Paul Rabbitts MLA MPMA FRHistS FRSA 

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 and Open Spaces for Southend-on-Sea City 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. I left Watford with 17 Green Flag award winning parks and in Cassiobury Park, one of the best parks in the UK.

However, my passion flows into my spare time and you will see that I do so much more. Check out the pages on this website for my list of lectures, my growing number of books and management of the growing Parks Management Association.

Want to know more about new Parks Management Association, link is here

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