Shoebury North Common Solor-powered Talking Bench – Shoebury Residents’ Association

Shoebury North Common Solor-powered Talking Bench – Shoebury Residents’ Association

After 18 months trying to obtain funding and then arranging for the Southend Council’s Parks Department to install this bench, we have finally recorded the message ready to put into operation.

We worked with Ana from Trustlink, who recorded the message, which welcomes people to our Common and provides a meditation message, to allow people to connect with their surroundings, smell the flowers and hear the sounds from the birds, roads & children’s Playground. We will be changing the message every few months and we hope to eventually organize appointment and support our residents with minor mental health issues they may have

We would like to thank Rosca for the funds, the Parks Department for their support & installation, Trustlinks for working with us & our three local churches who have agreed to provide spiritual support if requested. We are hoping to design an open frame with roof, where we can leave leaflets and explain its function etc.

We are now trying to organize another bench which will be installed on East Beach.

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk