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Taking a break

posted Dec 24, 2014, 4:39 AM by Anthony Crowther
Clanfield residents can now take a break from shopping with the provision of a new wooden bench installed by Clanfield Parish Council, supported by a £250 donation from The Southern Co-operative.

Having received a number of requests from local residents for outdoor seating to provide a place to rest, Clanfield Parish Council has installed
a solid oak bench close to local shops in White Dirt Lane. As the bench is positioned on land owned by The Southern Co-operative, which has a store close by, Clanfield Parish Council approached them to gain their support.

Margaret White, Chairman of Clanfield Parish Council said: “It was agreed by the Parish Council to provide a seat for the community and once an acceptable site was found and funding agreed, the installation proceeded. It was greatly appreciated that The Southern Co-operative agreed to donate funds towards the oak seat, which it is hoped will be  used by the community for many years.” Glenn Waters, Facilities Manager for The Southern Co-operative explained: “We were pleased to enable the installation of this attractive wooden bench and help towards the cost of this. As a co-operative, we value the well-being of our local community so supporting projects like this is very important to us.” The Southern Co-operative donated £250 towards the £900 total cost of providing the bench.