Our park furniture is out in all weathers and is subject to lots of public use and occasional vandalism. It needs constant vigilance to keep the site looking at its best.

Benches are special

They provide destinations and meeting places for groups and they are particularly essential for older visitors who generally need more resting places on a longer walk and who are not able to just drop onto the grass to sit down. Benches ensure visits to the site are longer, increasing the amount of time people spend in the restful tranquillity of the park.

Memory Benches

Every bench has been "adopted" as a memorial for a family member or family group to celebrate their connection to this special green space - often full of memories for many generations.

Benches may just be pieces of wood or metal (what we are using now to make benches less vulnerable to vandalism), but they help bring our community together which is what the Trust is here to do.

What we need to do

There are 35 benches in Warley Woods.  We have been able to replace 21 so far thanks to public donations, grants and mug sales.  We would like to replace the other wooden benches before they deteriorate so far they need to be removed.  Each bench costs £850 including vandalism proof fixings and concrete