Park gets new bench

Beeley Playing Field
Beeley Playing Field

Parents can now rest their feet at a village playground thanks to a brand new bench.

Derwent Valley county councillor and Beeley district councillor Mike Longden officially unveiled the new bench in Beeley’s Playing Field on Friday, May 20 with the help of children from the village.

He said: “We’ve been developing the playground in Beeley and someone at the parish council said they’d like to see a picnic bench for parents.

“The money for it came out of my community leaders fund, which county councillors have to spend within the community. “As both a county councillor and a district councillor I was delighted to help them with this. The picnic bench is in place and I look forward to see parents sitting at it and having lunch while their children play on the swings.

“It’s an idyllic spot for the bench with a view over Chatsworth Road and that’s precisely what this money is meant to be spent on.

“I was very happy to help.”