New bench for elderly residents heading home from town centre

The new bench is unveiled
The new bench is unveiled

Elderly residents will be able to take a break while walking home from the shops following the installation of an ornamental bench.

It has been placed on a footpath at Atherton’s Central Park, between Hamilton Street and Cambridge Street, after requests from older people wanting somewhere to rest after visiting Atherton town centre.

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Atherleigh’s Labour councillors used money from the Brighter Borough funds to pay for it.

Coun John Harding said: “We took the opportunity to have a robust and nicely decorated bench installed, rather than a basic wooden structure. Hopefully many residents will be able to relax and chat with others, especially once the warmer weather returns in springtime.”