Many residents in the Plassey Square area of Penarth who have been asking what exactly what’s happening on the “Rec” – [i.e. the Recreation Ground] are about to find out.
Contractors appeared a few days ago on the site , fencing off three plots of grassland on the recreation ground and then started digging.
Scary warning notices were put up telling the locals to keep clear of what were described as “Deep Excavations”.
In fact the holes in the ground turned out be be nothing more scary than the foundations for three concrete slabs which – when the concrete is fully-cured – will be the bases for three brand-new park benches.
Residents – who might be worried that more samples of the dreaded and much-derided “Penarth Bench” designed under the auspicies of the Labour-controlled Penarth Town Council could be coming to Plassey Square – need worry no more.
The Plassey Square benches won’t be “Penarth Benches” but WILL be backless benches allowing people to sit facing in either direction to view Cardiff Bay or the grassy play area.
About 10 trees are to be planted around the perimeter – along with beds of wildflowers – as a result of consultations with the local residents.