Porthcressa Memorial Benches And Plaques To Be Repositioned

The plaques featuring inscriptions to the memory of islanders and visitors who donated benches for use at Porthcressa will be displayed on the new fitted seats.

Yesterday, islander Maggie Perkovic voiced concerns on behalf of some local families who funded the seats so other people could take in the sea views enjoyed by their deceased loved ones.

Diana Mompoloki, who is overseeing the Porthcressa regeneration project, says some of those benches are deteriorating.

She says new, curved seating niches have replaced the benches along the seafront. The new benches are made of hardwood and will last for 20 to 30 years, says Diana, and the shape of the niches will also offer some protection to people from the wind.

Existing benches that are in good condition will be reused further back in the landscaping and any that cannot will have their memorials repositioned in the new seating areas.

 



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