Published: 13:43, 21 October 2018
| Updated: 13:51, 21 October 2018
Old timbers from the benches of Deal Pier are being given away for upcycling.
As part of the landmark's half a million pound refurbishment, Dover District Council is replacing 640 linear metres of benching.
Rather than throw the old wood away, the authority is offering members of the public the chance to use it to create a new garden bench or another artistic creation.
The timber will be available to collect from Tuesday until Friday from the pier entrance, between the hours of 9am and 11.30am, subject to availability.
People are reminded to take gloves and not park or drive their vehicles on the pier or promenade.
Dover District Council has been undertaking an extensive programme of works to refurbish the 60-year-old pier which featured in ITV hit drama Liar.
It has included the installation of more than 300 metres of new gas main, railing repainting or replacement, resurfacing and drainage improvements.
Contracts for the final phase of the revamp have been awarded, and include the installation of new seating and repairs to the lower deck.
The new benches are being manufactured and installed by a local company, Hipperson.