Tavistock Town Council owns or looks after around 200 benches throughout the town, parks and open spaces, and Whitchurch Down.
If you would like to dedicate a bench as a memorial or to commemorate a special occasion please complete the Memorial Application Form below and return to Works Department for consideration. Alternatively if you wish to discuss the installation of a memorial please Contact Us
Two designs of bench are available, a simple bench design for Whitchurch Down and a formal bench design for all other areas. No other design is permitted except with the permission of the Council.A brass plaque must be supplied by the donor and the wording and size must be accepted by the Council. The bench will be maintained by Tavistock Town Council for an initial period of 10 years.
The cost of a bench from 1st April 2023 is £660 + VAT, the cost for an additional or amended plaque on a previously purchased bench is £83 + VAT.
If you are interested in other memorials (e.g. trees, art works or other structures) please contact the Council for further information.
At present there is a 3 month waiting list for Memorial Benches.