Tulip seats beg ‘rest your weary legs here, petal’

THE tulips bloomed early at Wynyard yesterday as tulip- shaped seats were unveiled.

BLOOMIN’ COMFY: Jaiya Donovan, 5, tries out the new tulip seats with Waratah-WynyardDeputy Mayor Alwyn Friedersdorff. Pictures: Grant Wells.

Cr Friedersdorff showsoff the new tulip seatsoutside Woolworths.

Waratah-Wynyard Deputy Mayor Alwyn Friedersdorff saw the tulip seats on her Facebook page one day and said: “We have to have them”.

So began the year- long journey of scraping together money to buy and have them shipped from Holland.

Each seat cost $2000 to buy and ship, so it was no easy feat.

However, with the help of Judy Peck, from Wynyard Lifeline, and Cynthia Chappell, from Our Creations Little Shop of Shops – who put out donation tins – and major donations from other community members, the seats have arrived and were “planted” yesterday.

Vibrant pink and red, these quirky seats complement Wynyard’s image as the tulip town.

Cr Friedersdorff stood back and admired the seats, which are situated on Goldie Street, along the Woolworths wall.

“It adds colour to this part of town and once we have definite plans for the Woolworths wall, everything will look improved,” Cr Friedersdorff said.

Now Cr Friedersdorff has seen the seats in their place, she said: “we have to have more”.

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Peck will keep on with the donation tins, with the hope to see more tulip seats scattered around Wynyard in the years to come.

The seats were designed to stay dry, swivel and spring back into the closed, tulip shape to ensure water and leaves don’t collect in the seats.

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