Friendly Bench

//Friendly Bench
Friendly Bench 2019-10-15T12:53:26+00:00


Friendly Bench – A Case Study

  • Evidence – feedback from community engagement raised the issue of social isolation in Barnstaple
  • Community Action workshop held by NDVS in 2018 highlighted social isolation as a major issue
  • Issue raised at meeting in July 2019 and library supervisor suggested funding a friendly bench in centre of Barnstaple as a starting place.
  • Working group set up including library, NDVS, Barnstaple Town Council to investigate.
  • Action plan devised to look for funding, location, and additional support from other organisations
  • Expression of interest submitted to The Friendly Bench Company who have funding. NDC investigating locations.