Painted pebbles needed for Nightingale Garden


Designers of the Nightingale Garden, a COVID-19 garden of remembrance, are asking the community to donate painted pebbles to decorate the site.


Workington Town Council and R.A.F General Engineering Ltd are working together to create a garden of remembrance in Vulcan Park, Workington as a mark of respect for the loss and sacrifice experienced during the COVID-19 crisis.


They are asking the community to donate painted pebbles that will be incorporated into the final design. The pebbles can be brand new designs especially created for the garden, or they can be older designs created at any point over the past year.


Cllr Will Wilkinson is part of the team behind the project and is the Vice Chair of the Town Council’s Environment Committee. Cllr Wilkinson commented;

“Many people have helped to brighten our public space with painted stones and pebbles over the past year. Some people have created them to pass the time, some to boost morale, and others as acts of commemoration and remembrance. We would be honoured to include any of these unique artworks in our garden of remembrance”


A donation box for the pebbles will be available in Vulcan Park from Monday – Friday. Donations will be collected by 4pm each day (except at weekends when the box is removed).The donation box is situated near the outdoor gym. Please note that COVID-19 restrictions must be followed when visiting the park. If you are unable to access the park due to current government restrictions, please contact us and we will arrange collection when restrictions are eased.


For more information about the project or to get involved, contact Workington Town Council: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk / 01900 702986 or via the Facebook page @workingtontowncouncil.

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