A BENCH that hopes to support elderly people to get out-and-about has been installed in Wombwell.

The 'Take a Seat Barnsley' bench is the second to be installed in the borough through a collaboration between Barnsley Council and Age UK.

It was set up in Wombwell Park to and aims to provide suitable stopping places for Barnsley's older people to combat fatigue when out in the park.

Sylvia, who was walking with her dog Skye, is just regaining her confidence in coming back outside after an illness. She said "I will use this bench often as a place to rest and reflect".