Local Councillor Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) is calling on the residents of Otley and Yeadon to help the council find its lost benches.
The council has agreed to carry out a maintenance programme on all of its benches in the area, but in order to do so they need to know where they are all situated.
Councillor Campbell said:
“In the past seats were installed for a variety of reasons, as part of local improvements, to remember a loved one or somewhere to rest and enjoy the view. Sadly many of these seats have become damaged and for some years now I have been trying to get the council to put in place a maintenance programme. It has finally been agreed that a pilot programme will be carried out in our area, but the big problem is that the council are not sure where all these benches are.
I am asking Otley and Yeadon residents to help out by letting me know of any benches in their area. Once we have a comprehensive list we can check their condition and arrange for the benches to be made part of a regular maintenance programme.”