Due to a high demand, the waiting list for memorial benches is unfortunately closed.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com
Click on the small images below to see a larger image, showing examples of the benches we have available. Pictures are examples only.
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.
Report 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.