Paul Rabbitts MLA 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, 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 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 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