Public AmenitiesBins, bus shelters, benches etc
This covers a wide range of things, some of which we own – such as bus shelters; public seating; litter bins; and features such as the Battle of Lewes interpretation board at the Castle Precincts viewing point, historic building plaques etc, – and many things we don’t own, but which we help to support, like the Sussex Police CCTV camera network in the town; bicycle parking racks, and town centre flower baskets in season. Many of these amenities are long-standing, like the ‘Every’ cast-iron bench seats made by the old Phoenix Iron Works in Lewes in the 1930’s and lovingly restored by a past Town Ranger to as-new condition. We are often asked to adopt new features (eg bus shelters) that have arisen from a nearby development, or are the desire of a local group or association, such as a memorial seat.
If you wish to enquire about dedicating a public seat in memoriam, or represent a resident’s group that wishes to provide amenities in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our Town Ranger is often to be seen out-and-about the town, inspecting and otherwise generally looking after these features, and will happily try to answer any questions if you bump into him.