Memorial and sponsored benches and trees

Trees and benches can serve to celebrate and commemorate. We provide memorial or sponsored trees and benches, which can be placed in our parks, open spaces and on streets where suitable. You can also add a tribute plaque.

Memorial and sponsorship fees

Item Current Cost
Sponsor/dedicate a tree(Trees for Streets) £195 - £295
Parks memorial bench £1216.95 plus the price of a plaque on application.
Memorial plaque Price on application (depends on the amount of words).

Memorial and sponsored trees

We have entered into a partnership with the charity Trees for Streets.

The Trees for Streets online platform is easy-to-use. It means anyone can sponsor a street tree in their neighbourhood by making a donation, and completing a few simple details. Upon completion a request it is automatically sent to the council, who then assess the chosen location for suitability. If the chosen spot is appropriate, they will make arrangements to plant a tree the following winter. This is the best time to plant young trees to ensure they grow and thrive.

Request a sponsored or memorial tree in a park

Request a sponsored tree in a street

Memorial benches

You can also donate memorial benches. They can be placed in many council owned parks, open spaces and on highway land within the Borough. Their situation is subject to approval by the council. For further details see our Memorial Bench Policy.

To place an order you will need:

  • the location where you would like the bench to be placed
  • the information you would like to put on the plaque

Enquire about a memorial bench

Report an issue in one of our cemeteries

If you notice a fault with a memorial bench, tree or any other issue in one of our cemeteries you can report it online. One of our inspectors will take appropriate action.

If any issues are found and cannot be fixed at the time, we will fence off the location until the issue is resolved.

Report an issue in a cemetery