Donated benches scheme

Bench styles

We have limited the style of bench we offer for each park in order to ensure they are compatible with the rest of the benches in the park. If the park or open space you wish to have a bench in is not listed, please contact the parks team at

Please see below for a description of the styles we offer and the parks they are available in.

Earth Anchor 'Park Lane' seat

Length: 1.8m
Leg colour: Green 

  • Eel Brook Common
  • Hammersmith Park
  • Normand Park
  • Ravenscourt Park
  • South Park
  • William Parnell Park
  • Wormholt Park
  • Wormwood Scrubs

Earth Anchor 'Meridian' bench

Length: 1.5m
Leg Colour: N/A

  • St Peter’s Square

Furnitubes 'Palace' seat

Length: 1.8m
Leg colour: Black 

  • Brook Green
  • Cathnor Park
  • Furnivall Gardens
  • Gwendwr Gardens
  • Hurlingham Park
  • Margravine Cemetery
  • Marcus Garvey Park
  • Parsons Green
  • St Paul’s Open Space
  • Wendell Park
  • Upper Mall Open Space

Lost Art 'Cartmel' bench

Length: 1.8m
Leg colour: green or red - dependent on location within the park

  • Bishop’s Park


Plaques are made from brass and measure 6” x 3”. Your inscription will be engraved in black and should be no more than 72 characters (including spacing). Unfortunately, we are not able to provide proofs before manufacturing so please ensure you note any particular layout requirements in the additional comments box on the application form or upload an image showing us how you want the inscription to look.

You can also apply to have a plaque installed on a bench that is already in the park. We would renovate the bench as well to prolong its life.


The cost of your bench will be £1000-£2,500 depending on type chosen.

Installing a plaque on an existing bench costs between £687.60 and £783.60 depending on the bench type.

Please contact us for prices.

Installation and lead times

If you are ordering a new bench, it will be fixed securely in the agreed location using fixings suitable for the type of surface.

All benches on grassed areas will require new bases. The council reserves the right to choose an appropriate style of base for the site.

Plaques on existing benches will be screwed centrally into the top slat.

Lead times can vary depending on the style of bench and availability of installers. Officers will endeavour to keep you updated but we ask you to allow up to 12 weeks for completion.

After care and maintenance

The council will make every effort to maintain the bench but as it will be installed on a public site it cannot be held liable for any damage or vandalism. The council will guarantee the bench against defects for a period of three years only from the date of installation. As the bench is in a public space, to be enjoyed by many, we ask that you refrain from attaching further adornments such as bunting or any other ornaments.


An invoice will be sent to the address provided on the application form and will have details of how to pay on the reverse. Please do not send cheques or cash directly to the parks team as we have no means of processing.

Further information

If you need to contact us please email

Apply to have a memorial bench in one of our parks

Do you want a new bench and plaque installed in a park or just a plaque on a bench already in one of our parks? *
Bench style *
Please tell us what sort of new bench you would like us to install or existing bench on which you would like us to place a new plaque.
Choose a park for your Earth Anchor 'Park Lane' seat *
Earth Anchor 'Park Lane' seats can be placed in the following parks:
Choose a park for your Earth Anchor 'Meridian' bench *
Earth Anchor 'Meridian' benches can be placed in the following parks:
Choose a park for your Furnitubes 'Palace' seat *
Furnitubes 'Palace' seats can be placed in the following parks:
Choose a park for your Lost Art 'Cartmel' bench *
Lost Art 'Cartmel' benches can be placed in the following parks:
Please enter the inscription, maximum of 72 characters including spaces
If you would like to upload an image which shows us how you want your inscription to look you can do so here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Data protection and privacy policy *
We will not use your details for any purpose other than contacting you about your application to have a memorial bench in one of our parks. Please read our privacy policy for more information.