At a recent meeting of Trowbridge Town Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, a decision was taken to plant a tree in the Town Park commemorating those among the public of Trowbridge who have died due to the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition, the tree will also celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ who provided a fabulous response service within the Trowbridge community during the pandemic in the Spring and Summer months.

It is expected that the tree will be planted in the spring of 2021, with a plaque to accompany it being produced at a later date.

After some discussion by those members of the committee, it was decided that the plaque should read ‘Covid-19 Pandemic 2020: This tree is dedicated to the people of Trowbridge, remembering those who died and the health workers and unknown helpers who through their acts of kindness helped others to survive’.