New benches are set to be installed in Queen Square in Bath, thanks to an award of £19,200 from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Fund.
Bath City Forum allocated the CIL funding from the charge Bath & North East Somerset Council places on developers to support infrastructure improvements.
The money will also pay for the maintenance of the benches for at least the next decade.
Councillor Colin Blackburn, Bath City Forum chair, said: “Queen Square is a very well used green space in the city centre and the heritage site is a favourite spot with residents and visitors alike, but the benches are worn and tired.
“By replacing them and securing their maintenance into the future we can help to ensure that Queen Square remains an attractive and welcoming green oasis is the heart of the city.”
Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “The construction of new homes and hotels in the city means Bath’s outdoor spaces are well used.
“We need to ensure these spaces are looked after and that good quality street furniture is provided. Bath is a very walkable city.
“It is important to provide plenty of seating so that residents and visitors can rest and enjoy their surroundings and what better place to dwell awhile than Queen’s Square?”
The benches will be replaced later this summer.