Today is the launch of Derbyshire County Councils “Let’s Chat Derbyshire” bench signs campaign.
These signs are to encourage conversations, encourage people to get out and about visiting new locations, as well as providing information around Mental Health Support and isolation.
Derbyshire County Council have been working in partnership with local councils, communities and partners including Chatsworth right across Derbyshire to get the signs up and map them across the County.
From the 4th July DCC have commissioned Tony Fisher, a local and professional photographer to capture pictures of the benches and them being used, from this they will be creating an exhibition across the winter to support in bringing the campaign indoors.
There is an interactive map where anyone can locate benches to visit https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1SllBphF97tIAmgpMeH7UrKF7f9O0ZCOy&ll=53.14952694172922%2C-1.561979649999996&z=10
If you would like to share the “Let’s Chat” message you can use the resources here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lg1d8067pcgnmoa/AAConnXMcgxR2ANG3if-FsaOa?dl=0
If you have a bench in Chesterfield or North East Derbyshire and would like a bench sign, you can collect one from The Hub @ Low Pavement (61-63 Low Pavement, Chesterfield S40 1PB, generally open Monday – Thursday, 10am – 3pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection.