As much as I could tell, from talking to the council workers setting up the moulds, there had always been the plan to put in this many park benches.
And why did one of the original concrete slabs disappear? “Don’t ask” I was told. A bit more conversation and I found that it had been flat with the ground, but not horizontal. “Ok if you don’t mind sliding off the seat”.
So, it is nice to see seating for parents being added around the children’s playground in Gladstone Park. Just remember to make sure your concrete is laid straight the first time.