Sit and Chat bench installed at Garey ny Cloie

Sat among the lush green backdrop of Garey ny Cloie, St Johns, is one of seven Sit & Chat benches. It has been introduced to a beautiful new wildflower area in the grounds of the Department of Environment Food and Agriculture.

Sit & Chat benches were installed across the Island last year by Compassionate Isle of Man, a community initiative working within the auspices of Hospice.

This new bench at DEFA is proudly an initiative between us and Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man. Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, said:

‘Garey ny Cloie is a beautiful place to visit and somewhere people come to find tranquillity and connect with nature. The addition of the bench will benefit those visiting alone and seeking someone to chat to, briefly, to brighten their day. As we all get back out to enjoy the Island and seek to re-establish connections with others after lockdowns, I am sure it will be well used.’

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