The nice thing about being a volunteer group, is that we are not under any time or financial pressure. We can think about stuff and hopefully do things that are a little more geared towards the long-term.
With the new bench, our thoughts were this – 1, slightly closer to residential homes than other benches so needs to be a single seat (don’t want groups hanging around it). 2, sits slightly higher due to flat ground and help people to see over the gate. 3, we like every bench to have a bit of a feature, be it a decent view, feeding birds, wildflower mini-meadow, or even just a great place to meet (The Quadrant) to have a coffee and chat.
This bench was most definitely about the view.
Hear is us putting the bench in, from conception to finish.
And this is the view taken from here over the last ten years.
And that is it. A favourite place for so many people now has somewhere for us to sit and enjoy the tranquillity.
The path is still incredibly busy and everybody coming past were happy and chatty.
A quick look up, around and down as we have our coffee and macaroons.
Next week we are down at Berrybanks clearing the brook.