Donation of Park Benches by Plymouth Brethren Church
Recently, the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Norwich decided to offer a park bench to each of the nine Parish and Town councils around their city hall. These benches were of three types made of either wood, metal or a combination of both, with a small brass plaque showing who had donated them.
All the councils were very pleased to accept the offer and the matter of the type they preferred and the location of the site in which they wished to place them, was discussed and agreed at their council meetings. Members of the Brethren liaised with some of the councils in making these decisions.
Seven of these benches have now been supplied and fixed in a variety of locations, including beside public roads, in a park, a playing field, a children’s play area and a cemetery. All the councils and also members of the public have expressed their appreciation of them – one town council even held an official unveiling ceremony, attended by the mayor, and a member of the Brethren.