Carlton Colville Town Council Community Consultation


Carlton Colville Town Council are proposing to install a ‘Friendly Bench’ in Rounces Lane (see positioning below). This is a new seating area which includes a mini community garden.


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The bench aims to fight loneliness and social isolation by bringing communities together.

The benches are accessible and the planting area will be tended to by our fantastic Allotment community who are very nearby in Borrow Close.

We are hoping it will provide a unique opportunity to create a dedicated, welcoming space where individuals and groups can come together to experience a sense of community and wellbeing.


Benefits of The Friendly Bench include:

  • Increased social interaction
  • Improved wellbeing and self-esteem
  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Reduced loneliness and social isolation
  • Increased community resilience.
  • Increased connection with nature (and the wildlife benefits that brings).
  • Increased connection with local services



We are seeking your views on this and would ask that you submit them to by 31st May 2021


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Alison Ayers

Telephone 01502 521959


The Clerk is normally available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm at the Town Council Office, adjacent to Carlton Colville Community Centre, Hall Road, Lowestoft NR33 8BT