RESIDENTS are being invited to buy a seat in memory of a loved one.

Pickering Town Council's Maintenance Officer has been refurbishing the authority's 85 seats and picnic tables, however a number are beyond repair and have had to be removed.

A spokesperson said: "There is an opportunity for members of the public to purchase a seat in memory of a loved one to go in the town centre.

"The seat must be of a specific type approved by the council, and the council can arrange to install the seat and maintain this."

For more information please contact the council office on 01751 476503, email