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Colin the COVID Caterpillar at Pewsham Play Park

7th August 2020 / News archive

Colin the COVID Caterpillar at Pewsham Play Park

During the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown children created pictures of rainbows to display in the windows of their homes to show their support for the NHS and other essential services. The community of Pewsham decided to create Colin the COVID Caterpillar along the path edge at Pewsham Play Park to show their support.
At the request of the local community, we have agreed to make the rocks a permanent feature at Pewsham Play Park as a lasting celebration and reminder for all NHS staff and keyworkers of their selfless efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To make Colin the COVID Caterpillar a permanent feature we will be collecting the stones and re-positioning them in a 3metre x 3metre square trough which will be filled with resin. An area has been identified as a suitable location which is behind the wooden bollards at the entrance to the park from Pembroke Road.
A selection of the stones will be arranged in the new location and secured in with the resin and include an interpretation sign describing the project. Remaining stones will become part of the COVID-19 collection at Chippenham Museum.
We have planned for this work to take place during the Autumn/Winter but we will collect the stones from Pewsham Play Park in early September.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved with this thoughtful and positive project.