Memorial benches

Memorial benches and other memorial items are available to buy through Wirral Council at multiple locations around the borough.
These locations include:

  • cemeteries
  • parks
  • streets

All bench styles must be consistent with the style of benches already in that area.

Dependent on the area you would like a memorial bench, you may be required to purchase the plaque. Please check this with the service to ensure you get the plaque in the correct size and material.

The position of a memorial seat or other item will be determined by council staff as it is dependent on need, availability and sometimes consultation with Wirral residents. Whilst we will try to locate a memorial seat or other item at a requested location, this unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.

The installation of a memorial item will be undertaken, or organised, by staff and this is included in the overall cost.

The maintenance of a memorial bench, if and when required, will also be undertaken, or organised, by the council. There will be an additional cost for this so please contact the team responsible for the area where the memorial is located to organise repair for a memorial bench or item.

The authority cannot accept any liability for any damage or loss of memorial items.

Memorial benches in Wirral's cemeteries

Memorial benches in Wirral’s cemeteries can be bought from Wirral Council.

To find out more call 0151 666 3001. Phone line is open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you would like an existing memorial bench to be repainted, revarnished, you must contact the council by calling 0151 666 3001.

Prices for memorial benches in cemeteries

A new bench will be in place approximately 16 weeks from the date of order.

Prices are for the lifespan of the bench (10 years) excluding maintenance and are subject to availability.

Memorial Bench

Price
Provision of and inclusive of inscription - 4 foot £1,155
Shared memorial bench Please contact us for a price
Bench plaque £200
Bench maintenance Please contact us for a price
 

Memorial benches in Wirral's parks and countryside

Memorial benches in parks and countryside can be purchased from Wirral Council.

To find out more email helenjoynson@wirral.gov.uk.

Due to lack of space, memorial benches are not currently available in the following areas:

  • Ashton Park in West Kirby
  • Heswall Dales
  • Hilbre Islands in West Kirby
  • Royden Park in Frankby
  • Vale Park in Wallasey
  • Wirral Country Park (including Cubbins Green, the Wirral Way and Dee Cliffs at Thurstaston).

Our team will be happy to work with you to find another site for your bench.

If you would like an existing memorial bench to be repainted, revarnished in Wirral's parks and countryside, you must contact the council by emailing helenjoynson@wirral.gov.uk

Prices for memorial benches in Wirral's parks and countryside

Prices vary according to the style, location, size and how the bench needs to be fitted to that particular area.

For more information on prices, please contact the council by emailing helenjoynson@wirral.gov.uk

Memorial benches on streets

Memorial benches on streets (including those on the New Brighton waterfront - which are organised with Wirral Older People's Parliament) can be purchased from the council's Streetscene team. Please send your enquiry to them using the form below:

Request a memorial bench on a street

Prices for memorial benches on streets

Charges are for the lifespan of the bench (10 years) excluding maintenance and are subject to availability:

  • 4 foot bench with inscription - £654.26
  • Bench plaque - public to purchase and provide to the council
  • Bench maintenance (repaint and revarnish) - £202.14

A new bench will be in place approximately 6 weeks from the date of payment, depending on the location of the bench.

If you would like a memorial bench in an area where there are not currently any other memorial benches, this may take longer as the council must first contact residents in the local area to make sure that they do not object to a memorial bench being installed near their property. Unfortunately, if we do receive any objections from local residents, we would then not be able to put a memorial bench in that location.

If you would like an existing memorial bench to be repainted, revarnished, you must contact the council by emailing highwaymaintenance@wirral.gov.uk.

Report a problem with a bench

Report a problem with a bench in a park, cemetery or the countryside

Report a problem with a bench on a street