Wavy bench in Dover
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Dover benches 'designed to be uncomfortable'

Benches installed in the centre of Dover in Kent have been deliberately designed to be uncomfortable, council bosses have admitted.

Dover Town Council says it hopes the wave-shaped benches will deter "extended sitting" by undesirables, but the idea has sparked a storm of objections.

BBC South East Today's Peter Whittlesea spoke to resident June Murphy and Councillor Sue Jones.

  • 11 Apr 2014
  • From the section Kent