“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.”
Here’s a lovely view of a bench in the Byes:
Friends of The Byes / Sidmouth BEE Project – Friends of the Byes Consultation
You can sponsor a bench in the Byes:
For seats in The Byes, Sidmouth, please contact the Friends of the Byes volunteer group on email@example.com
Buy a memorial seat – East Devon
Sidmouth does indeed have some beautiful bench spots – as captured by local photographer Kyle Baker:
Jacobs Ladder Benches – Milky Way | kbphotography
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
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…