No, the Council does not own this land. It is owned by South West Coast Path. You can contact them through their website.
The Council can only install benches on land that it owns. If you would like to install a bench or plant a tree in a village, you could try speaking to the Parish Council in the first instance. You can find the contact details for your Parish Clerk here.
The new plastic benches we supply are all fully recycled and recyclable when they reach the end of their life. They have also been awarded the 'BLUE ANGEL' eco-label.
We decided to switch to these particular benches as the material is preservative-free and weather, rot, oil, brine, acid and salt water resistant. They are also splinter free and have moisture repellent properties. This makes them much more durable and ideal for rural and coastal locations which will often be exposed to the elements.
At the end of the 10 year sponsorship, the Council will attempt to contact the seat donor and offer to extend the period if they wish to continue. The renewal cost will depend on the condition of the bench at that time. If the donor would like to sponsor a new bench for a full 10 year period again then the full cost applies.
This will be for three years and then reviewed every three years after.
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