Liverpool council planners give the OK for uniquely designed bandstand to be installed in the grounds of Strawberry Field.

14th July, 2020

When one thinks of Strawberry Field, John Lennon or the Beatles, it is music that comes to mind. For many that is what they also first associate with the Salvation Army. The team at Strawberry Field are therefore delighted that Liverpool City have now given planning permission for the installation of a uniquely designed bandstand in the grounds of Strawberry Field where John Lennon played as a child.

Further details will be announced shortly including an anticipated opening date once the details of the planning requirements have been fully reviewed.

Kathleen Versfeld, Mission Director at Strawberry Field said “We are thrilled to have received the go ahead for the bandstand. We are looking forward to celebrity performances, performances by our Step to Works students and of course by Salvation Army bands. We are very conscious of the fact that we are in a residential neighbourhood, so our plans include significant steps to avoid noise, crowding or other forms of disturbance. We want the bandstand to bring great joy to our local community as well as to our visitors from around the world”

"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President