The Belle Vue Pavilion as it is now - in the warm light of a late summer evening

The Belle Vue Pavilion as it is now – in the warm light of a late summer evening

Designs for a proposed renovation of the venerable timber pavilion overlooking the bowling green at Penarth’s Belle Vue Park are to go on public display this weekend.

The plans will go on show at an Open Afternoon to be held this Sunday (September 11th) from 13:00 to 17:00

Diane Mead's watercolour inpression of the new design for the Belle Vue Park Pavilion

Diane Mead’s watercolour inpression of the new design for the Belle Vue Park Pavilion

Watercolour impressions of what a proposed project would look like when completed have been painted by well-known local artist Diane Mead of Artisan’s Corner in Glebe St, Penarth and will form part of the exhibition.

Also on display will be a proposed floor plan for the extended building – designed by the distinguished local architect Chris Loyn – who is president of the Penarth Civic Society.

Accompanying the exhibition – organised by the Friends of Belle Vue Park –  will be a range of historical photographs and illustrations . Last month, on behalf of the the Friends of Belle Vue, its chairman Martin Gossage accepted the award of a National Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Award for “excellence in parks”.

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  1. Mgg says:

    And don’t forget St Augustine’s have their 150 years celebration on Sunday as Well. Come along to give your feedback on pavillion plans and go and see the St Augustine’s history display at the church .Refreshments at Belle Vie .

    • Thanks MG – service of celebration at 10.30am in St A’s. Starts with an appearance of William Butterfield telling some amusing stories about the building of the church which only took 12 months! All welcome.

  2. Mgg says:

    Mr Butterfield from the grave?

    • Woowoo Wizzywoo says:

      Why not? These religious types will believe anything you tell them, so any bloke in a hat will do for the role.

  3. Ann Other says:

    Will the pavilion still accommodate the bowling club? One hopes so, especially if the improvement to the building is accompanied by improvements to the bowling green and a strategy to attract more players.

  4. Ivor Bagman says:

    I hope that it’s funded
    By fees from the bowlers !!

  5. Paul says:

    So the proposed plan, is simply an extension to the existing one with larger windows and more entrance steps.
    Not really new……

    • Mgg says:

      The current plan is to keep the traditional design at the front .the rear will feature a coffee terrace . All these comments are just what we need to clarify the community’s ideas as well as our own . Yep plan is to keep bowling and enhance membership but also expand ad hoc use . Come and see plans and give us feedback.

  6. Louise says:

    DM painting of revamped pavilion looks really good, in keeping with the area. I look forward to inspecting the plans in more detail on Sunday and learning more about Mr B and St A’s as well as enjoying a cuppa. The type of event we should organise and support more often in Penarth.

  7. David Wilton says:

    As someone whose been involved with the Friends, I’ve always been keen that stakeholders address the front steps. It is inaccessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people with limited mobility. Needs something like a ramp entrance coming in from the right.

  8. Mgg says:

    This picture is a primer to propose a traditional design. Access, environmental footprint etc to follow. Chris loan drawing will show a ramp

  9. M davies says:

    I don’t see any disabled access anywhere unless it’s not shown I understood that all planning applications now had to have disabled access but maybe I was mistaken. I know the newly opened blinds shop in Penarth got rid of the flat access and inserted a step making it difficult for disabled people to enter.. So maybe that doesn’t apply any more

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