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Please have a seat campaign

Our 'please have a seat' campaign aims to tackle social isolation, and supports our work to be an age-friendly town. At participating venues, older people and those with mobility issues will be able to sit down and rest if they need a break while out and about.

For residents

We're helping to make it easier for you to get out and about by providing places where you'll be able to take a break and have a rest.

In places where 'please have a seat' signs are displayed, you'll be able to sit down and rest, or have a drink of water. In some places you'll also be able to use a bathroom.

You do not have to give a reason for needing to sit down, and if it's a shop, you do not need to buy anything before you're allowed to have a seat. 

The venues which are currently signed up are:

  • Captain Cook Square
  • Cineworld Middlesbrough
  • Hillstreet Shopping Centre
  • The Live Well Centre
  • Middlesbrough College
  • Parkway Shopping Centre

For businesses

Thank you for your interest in signing up to the 'please have a seat' campaign.

We're helping local venues to support older people and those with mobility issues by supplying a chair for people to sit down and relax, and, where possible, letting them use the toilet facilities. 

When shoppers see the sticker displayed, they can be sure of a warm welcome and the offer of a seat. There are no strings attached and no pressure for them to make a purchase.

If you want to get involved, you can download and fill in our sign-up form (DOCX). Or you can find out more about the campaign (PDF).


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