In 2017 the members decided on a project to increase the number of benches in Tividale Park.
We visited ArtYard in Cradley Heath and were introduced to Vince from Iconoclastics Ltd. who specializes in industrial riveted style product. We came up with an idea for some bespoke benches where we could laser cut a design in the back. An example are the benches in Oldbury Town Centre, shown below.
In January 2018 a request for £2000 was submitted to Midcounties Co-op for a community grant to cover the cost of 4 bespoke benches – see Vote for New Bench Page! .
At our March 2018 meeting we heard that Sandwell Council plans to install 6 new benches in the park and were consulted in the decision making regarding location. Benches were installed April 2018 and have been welcomed by the park users.
In 2018 we secured a grant from the Mid-counties Co-op Community scheme,
Using our social media and combining the votes of our members, a WW1 commemorative bench was order and received November 2018. The bench is currently waiting installation.
For more information also see this page