Benches commemorating all those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic have been installed in North Weald.

The benches form part of a project by North Weald Bassett Parish Council, proposed by parish councillor Andy Tyler, to create a memorial for the lives lost to Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021.

The benches are made from recycled materials and have been installed after the parish council received £500 grant funding from the Essex Association of Local Councils towards the project.

One bench has been installed in North Weald Village near the village flagpole on the corner of Wheelers Farm Gardens.

The other is near the play area at Thornwood Common.

Rainbow stones have been placed around the North Weald bench.

Both benches feature a brass plaque which reads: "Reflection bench 2020. Why Not Sir Here. Rest a while and contemplate. "Tomorrow Will be a good day" - words spokes by Captain Sir Tom Moore."

There have been 370 Covid- related deaths across the district of Epping Forest since the beginning of the pandemic.

The first death was recorded on March 18, 2020.