Two new heritage seats were recently installed in Horwich at the junctions of Georges Lane and also Wallsuches with Chorley Old Road. Using Area Forum funding, Horwich North East Labour Councillors, Richard Silvester and Kevin McKeon decided to replace two old park style seats, which stood at the junction of Georges Lane and Chorley Old Road. The wood on these seats was rotting away and they were generally falling apart. The Councillors decided to install one of the new heritage seats at the Georges Lane junction site and install another one, a short distance away at the Wallsuches junction site where there is a small area of triangular greenspace directly opposite to the Jolly Crofters pub. Chippings were also put down around the base of this heritage seat by the Council.
Cllr Richard Silvester said, ‘this is a little improvement to the area and we were glad to help out. It gives the opportunity for people to sit at the two locations to take a rest if they are out walking in the area. The previous seats had come to the end of their useful life and these two new heritage seats look much better and are very sturdy and well built so will last much longer than the previous one; they both look good’.
1 – Cllr. Richard Silvester with the new heritage seat at Georges Lane junction with Chorley Old Road.
2 – The new heritage seat at Wallsuches junction with Chorley Old Road.
3 – The two previous old seats at Georges Lane junction with Chorley Old Road.