Sidmouth benches

“I know it is difficult to site benches in town centres, but it is a must for our ageing population as they grow unsteady on their feet or need to rest just a while.”

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Here’s a lovely view of a bench in the Byes:

Friends of The Byes / Sidmouth BEE Project – Friends of the Byes Consultation

 

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You can sponsor a bench in the Byes:

For seats in The Byes, Sidmouth, please contact the Friends of the Byes volunteer group on fotbyes@gmail.com

Buy a memorial seat – East Devon

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Sidmouth does indeed have some beautiful bench spots – as captured by local photographer Kyle Baker:

Jacobs Ladder Benches – Milky Way | kbphotography

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However, there are still not enough benches to be had – especially where and when needed.

Here’s a letter to the Herald from 2009:

MADAM – I recently took a holiday in the delightful town of Sidmouth with an elderly relative aged 82. We really had a nice time, but were unable to browse around the shops due to the lack of benches around the town centre.

I know it is difficult to site benches in town centres, but it is a must for our ageing population as they grow unsteady on their feet or need to rest just a while.

I am sure you could do something about this to accommodate the elderly in your beautiful town.

Lack of benches around the town | Sidmouth Herald

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Today, from the Ham to the Esplanade to other spots around Sidmouth, perhaps a few more benches would be welcome, for both locals and visitors…

   
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