Memorial benches and trees

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

One way to remember the life of a friend or loved one after their death is through the arrangement of a long-standing tribute, a reminder they are not forgotten.

A memorial seat or tree has always been a popular choice. You can visit the memorial seats and trees at a loved one's favourite viewpoint, either in a park or some other place where they liked to relax and let time pass by.

Scarborough Borough Council welcomes donations of memorial benches and wherever possible we will try to accommodate individual wishes. The council can install memorial benches in a number of locations in the Scarborough and Whitby area, though to maintain continuity, choice of design is sometimes restricted.

Register your interest in a memorial bench >

Alternatively, please call our Customer First team on 01723 232323.

You can also report damage to a memorial bench.

Available sites

Most parks, open spaces, public gardens, cemeteries and closed churchyards which are within the ownership and management of Scarborough Borough Council.

For Memorial Bench Donations in Filey, please contact:

Filey Town Council
52A Queen Street
North Yorkshire
YO14 9HE

Tel: (01723) 514498 (Answerphone)

For memorial trees, shrubs and wall or bench plaques at Woodlands Crematorium please contact:

Bereavement Services
Woodlands Crematorium
Woodlands Drive
YO12 6QN

Tel: 01723 372652 / 354393


Depending on the area selected, the choice of seat maybe restricted so that it can maintain continuity within the local area, this will be advised during the application process. 


Memorial Seat: £1500.00 For the provision of a seat, plaque, delivery to site, installation and a ten year maintenance agreement. Should any preparatory ground works be required as part of the installation process an additional £300.00 will be charged.

Adopt a Seat: £750.00 For the supply and installation of a standard sized bronze embossed plaque onto an existing seat of an acceptable standard, if available, within a designated area inclusive of a five year maintenance agreement.

Please note that sites for this facility are extremely limited with only some seating in Peasholm Park, Scarborough and The Bandstand area of Whitby West Pier now available.