A health and wellbeing social enterprise is donating park benches across several boroughs in the Liverpool City Region, including Halton, and it wants members of the public to choose where these benches should be located.
The project is called ‘People’s Park Benches’ and forms part of Wellbeing Enterprise’s 15th birthday celebrations this month and fits in perfectly with Halton Borough Council’s #LoveHaltonsParks campaign.
A bench will be donated in each of the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool and St Helens, where the organisation has been operating for the last decade and a half.
And if you want your area to get one, you have to get tweeting. So follow @haltonbc and @WEcic_ for the details to follow. Polls open on Monday 27 July.
Mark Swift Chief, Executive of Wellbeing Enterprises, said: “We’re delighted to mark our 15th year working with citizens to bring about the wellbeing improvements they want to see, by donating these park benches.
“We believe everyone should be able to make decisions about how resources are spent locally to enhance the community and we’re excited to see which locations citizens choose”.
The shortlisted the parks and green spaces open to public vote are as follows:
– Spike Island
– Sunnybank Woodland
– Town Park
– Runcorn Hill Park
Twitter polls will open for Halton on Monday 27 July at 10am and will last for one week, ending 2 August.
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, Cllr Ron Hignett, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for local people to have their say on something which will enhance their area.”
Each bench will be dedicated to the citizens of the borough with a plaque which will mention that its location has been selected through a public vote.
You can place your vote via the Twitter poll launched through Wellbeing Enterprises Twitter account which is @WEcic_