Back in October, the Town Council were approached by a local resident with an idea to instal ‘chatty benches’ around the Bude-Stratton area, a place where people can go and sit and don’t mind others sitting for a chat as well. Locations for the benches were identified by public consultation over the winter.
We are pleased to say that the bench plaques are now in place across three sites; the Triangle, the flag pole on Summerleaze Down and as shown here in front of the Castle grounds. For those with smartphones, QR codes on the plaques will take you to our mental health support pages on the Town Council website. Here you will find useful support for all ages, including young people and contacts for further additional support locally and nationally.
Thank you to the community for bringing this idea to our attention and sharing your views on suitable locations, it shows what fantastic things can be achieved for our community when we all work together.
If you are experiencing loneliness, have mental health concerns or need some extra support through this difficult time. Please head to our website for more information and support. https://www.bude-stratton.gov.uk/your-health-wellbeing/