‘Happy to chat’ benches aim to combat loneliness

A new initiative designed to tackle loneliness will encourage people in Biddulph to strike up conversations with strangers.
“Happy to chat” signs will be located by the benches outside the town hall to indicate they are for those who are willing to make conversation with people they do not know.
Labour Coun Nigel Yates put forward the idea at a meeting of Biddulph Town Council’s Town and Community Committee last Tuesday. 

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