Public seating

Benches

Tendring District Council welcomes donations of memorial benches to be installed on its areas of public open space along our seafronts.

The schemes are for residents and non-residents and wherever possible we will try to accommodate individual wishes.

We offer memorial benches and commemorative benches.  For more information on each scheme click on the headings below.

Memorial

A special way for family and friends to dedicate a memorial bench to loved ones along our seafronts and open spaces. 

Memorial benches are donated for a fixed term of 10 years at a cost of £1,200.00 (inc. VAT).  Download terms and conditions here. The cost includes your memorial bench and a black and gold plaque, and any maintenance work which needs completing over the donation period. Whilst the bench remains responsibility of the Council, the plaque, once purchased is owned by the customer.

There is currently a waiting list for memorial benches, however if you contact us we will be able to inform you of the waiting time.

Whilst we will try and accommodate the preference for the seats location, we reserve the right to refuse an application if the preferred location is unsuitable.

If you would like to enquire about a memorial bench please contact us on 01255 686969 or email publicseating@tendringdc.gov.uk

Click on the small images below to see a larger image, showing examples of the benches we have available. Pictures are examples only.

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Commemorative

A gift, birthday wishes, an anniversary, a personal quote, a wonderful day at our seaside or a loving valentine! Our plaques are a unique and special way to share a celebration or devote your love to another.

Our celebratory plaques are for a fixed term of 2 years at a cost of £200.00 (inc. VAT). The cost consists of the purchase of your plaque and for the upkeep of the bench.

All plaques have a gold border and writing/symbol, however the background colour is your choice (black, grey, brown, dark blue, light blue, green, maroon, white and red).

Click the small images below to see a larger example.  Pictures are examples only:

Examples of plaques Plaque colours

The commemorative plaques are only available to be installed on specific benches as the scheme is relatively new.  However we hope to expand across the district in the near future. 

If you would like to enquire about a commemorative bench please contact us on 01255 686969 or email publicseating@tendringdc.gov.uk

Click on the small images below to see a larger image, showing examples of the benches we have available. Pictures are examples only.

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Public seating scheme

We are improving our public seating where possible.  We welcome any ideas you may have and will continue to develop this scheme.

Example of a commemorative benchReport damage to a public seat or bench

If you notice damage to a public seat or bench, please report it to us via our online Report It form

The council also offers memorial trees.

Last updated on: 21/03/2016 - 11:23