Bench brings comfort to the elderly

Cllr Mike Le-Surf by the bench

Cllr Mike Le-Surf by the bench

First published in

A BENCH has been installed to help elderly people living in a nearby retirement property rest during their shopping trips.

The seat was put in at the entrance of St Thomas Church, St Thomas Road, Brentwood, through funding from councillor ward budget money.

The bench is near St Thomas Court, a set of retirement homes, and will allow residents to take a seat if they need a rest while visiting the High Street.

Ward councillor Mike Le-Surf, leader of Brentwood Council’s Labour group, requested the cash for the bench.

Mr Le-Surf said: “In these difficult times, anything councillors can do to make our residents’ lives a little easier has to be good.

“This localised funding spent on behalf of residents is a good idea if used in a practical and positive way and I am delighted residents at St Thomas Court suggested this bench.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree