Parks officials last week approved the installation of two new benches in Waveny. The Parks & Rec Commission during its regular meeting March 15 voted unanimously to allow a local nonprofit organization to purchase and install the benches, created by a British sculptor. They are expected to add “a really interesting new dimension to the park that enriches current residents’ experience of the park and actually can attract new visitors,” Charles Crookenden, treasurer of the Waveny Park Conservancy, told the Commission during its meeting, held at Lapham Community Center. Nigel Ross’s benches “are functional and attractive sculptures,” he said. “By that I mean that they are designed to be played on, to be sat on,” Crookenden continued.