Apply for a memorial bench

Find information on how to buy and donate a memorial bench. 

Memorial Benches

If you would like to have a memorial bench placed in a park or open space in memory of a loved one, you can purchase a bench with a plaque and donate it to The Royal Borough of Kingston where this will be maintained as a public bench.


We can replace non-dedicated benches with a new memorial bench and we will consider requests for new locations in all our parks and open spaces.

There are restrictions on the style and the placement of a memorial bench, with some sites already having a high concentration of seating.

The following locations are currently at capacity:

  • The Queens Promenade
  • Canbury Gardens

It may not be possible to have your preferred location, but we will consider all requests when trying to find a suitable location. Some locations may also require approval from third parties.

Once donated and installed, the bench becomes the property of the Council and we reserve the right to remove the bench where it is deemed unsafe for use.

Cost of a bench

The total cost of a bench is £1,444.60 plus VAT. 

The breakdown of the total cost includes:  

  • eastgate seat: £524.60 plus VAT
  • plaque: £94 plus VAT
  • installation (including new hard standing): £826 plus VAT

All of the benches include a plaque where you are able to add an engraved message to your loved one.

Apply for a memorial bench

Our ground maintenance team, Glendale arranges the delivery and installation of all our memorial benches. 

You may inquire further and apply for a memorial bench by visiting Glendale Local.

Last Modified: 09/10/2023 13:55:41