Gatley’s Chat Bench

When Jim Arkwright read about how police in Taunton had installed ‘chat benches’ in a bid to combat loneliness in the community, he decided to do something similar for Gatley. Together with GVP – who funded it – and Joe Faulkner from Sign and Display who made it – he organised this beautiful new sign. You can see it on the bench near the bus stop at the end of Gatley Green.

New Friends to Meet

If you are feeling lonely or isolated or just want someone to say hello, take a seat here. If you are passing and see someone there, please say hello and stop to chat if you have time. After all, there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.

Jim and Joe with our Chat Bench