Demetris has got some more info from Lakis in telephone.
According to Athens, it has to be a smaller and simpler bench, like the other benches on the island. however, they did not say that it has to be wooden (almost all benches I remember are made of wood but there are some stone benches as well).
Anyway, I have sent email to both the Mayor and Mr. Panagiotis Rappas (organizer of the 2015 tribute concert on behalf of the Municipality). I asked what they are going to do after this unfortunate decision, pointing out that we really need to have the bench ready in June. Also, the bench will now be dedicated to the memory of Leonard instead commemorating his 80th birthday). I told them again that it will be an important attraction for the island, and it would be a pity if we had to move the bench to another city.
Let's see what happens next.
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