In 2018 we secured two grants from the Co-op, the first for chairs which were put to use at our Gala event on 07th July, and £2000 initially earmarked to buy three or four bespoke benches, as per our 2017 goals see http://www.friendsoftividalepark.org.uk/?page_id=702
In March we were consulted by Sandwell Council on the positioning of six new benches which were installed shortly afterwards. Having applied and received the grant money, we have since reconsidered how best to use the money from the Co-op, keeping to the original intent.
Subject Sandwell Council agreement and Co-op agreement Friends of Tividale Park are planning to spend £1786.80 (inc VAT and delivery) on one bench and one pencil bin (to replace the one near the playground) and the balance on wooden art work.
The new bin will fit in well with the playground and encourage people to use it rather than the floor. We plan to also apply for Tesco’s Bags for Life for our next grant.
Vote for the bench you want in the park – The votes cast will be added to those of the groups members. The winning bench announced at our next meeting (August 14th).
How to vote: via this post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply state Bench#1 or Bench#2