New Benches and Picnic Tables for Rowley Fields

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 saw the arrival of new hardwood benches to replace the rather tired ones located in the top field. Thanks to some super support from 11 donors and a donation from Waitrose Community Matters (Stratford upon Avon) we have been able to fund not one but two new benches. The brass plaques from the old bench have been polished up and fitted and are accompanied by two new plaques in memory of Lucy Strauss Mum, husband and teacher from Welcombe Hills School, and Val, Kathy Starkey’s Mum – both of whom loved the fields and hills. We hope the benches will be enjoyed by many people in the years to come.

In addition to the benches the Town Trust have installed two picnic tables which make a great addition and have already been used by walkers and local families.

Special thanks to Gavin Griffiths for project managing the benches, to Justin Williams and the Town Trust Team for the picnic tables and the staff at Waitrose for supporting our group.

Below are some before and after photos.

                             

                              

Memorial Bench Project

Thank you to everyone who supported us via the Community Matters Donation Programme at Waitrose. Your support earned a total of £413 during the month of December and today we received our cheque from the Stratford store.

 

The donation will support the Memorial Bench Project which together with donations from 11 friends and supporters has allowed us to reach our target.

 

In March two new hard wood benches will be installed replacing the rather dilapidated existing benches.

 

The Town Trust are due to landscape the area and position the two picnic tables at either side. They have also agreed to install concrete slabs in front of the two benches to avoid future erosion.

 

We hope the new benches and tables benefit everyone who uses the location. We thank our donors, Waitrose and the Town Trust for making the project possible.

Waitrose Community Matters

A big thank you to the partners at Waitrose Stratford upon Avon for choosing our group as one of three good causes to benefit from the Community Matters scheme in December 2017. We were extremely well supported by shoppers to with the largest number of green tokens which converted into a donation of £413 to Friends of Rowley Fields.