The benches are manufactured from recycled plastic with metal frames, which make them attractive, low-maintenance and long lasting. The recycled plastic seating is an economic alternative and has 'green' credentials because not only are they made of recycled material but they can be recycled at the end of their life. The project costs were paid for through developer contributions for improvements to the seafront.
Cllr Sanders commented: "We were able to maximise the number of benches purchased by using our own Grounds Maintenance staff to carry out the installation. I think everyone will agree they have done a great job and it has made a real improvement to the Esplanade."
Mrs Yvonne Baker, a local resident from Alcombe, is a daily user of the Esplanade and was delighted with the new seating and said: "The benches look lovely on the seafront."
Photo: Cllr Sanders and local resident, Mrs Yvonne Baker seated on one of the new benches