In an earlier blog I reported the theft of some benches from Horndean Parish Councils grounds at Jubilee Field. They are ours and we paid for them in our Council Tax contribution to the Parish Council.
It turns out there were three of them and the chances are reasonable they are still in Horndean of nearby.
The benches were made, ironically, by prisoners in the Scottish Prison Service as a part of their rehabilitation and while the SPS does supply some garden centres these are rather more unusual to find because they are not mass produced like most garden centre stock.
If you see up to 3 new benches like this in the area that match this style exactly, then please contact the police on their usual 101 service. Please be very certain before calling so we do not waste police time and we do not want neighbours falling out with each other because of a mistake! To help with positive identification the bottom rung between the legs has been drilled through with a fixing hole to anchor the benches into the concrete strips. Only get in touch if it is brand new with holes drilled in the bottom rung between the legs and looks exactly like the bench in the photo below:
Photo of the type of stolen bench – photo will enlarge if you click on it.