Add decorated rocks to 'positivity snake' project and bring cheer back to Bassetlaw

Residents are being encouraged to put their stamp on a creative project that aims to bring back positivity to Bassetlaw during the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Lucy Roberts
Monday, 6th July 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 4:25 pm
The start of the Positivity Rock Snake at Bassetlaw Museum.
The start of the Positivity Rock Snake at Bassetlaw Museum.

Vicky Waring, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Retford and Gainsborough, and founder of Let’s Sing, Jessica Mary Brett, have teamed up to launch the community’s ‘Positivity Rock Snake’ at Bassetlaw Museum.

With the support of mayor councillor Garry Clarkson and Deborah Merryweather, chair of Bassetlaw District Council, the rock snake was launched on June 29 to bring back positivity to the local community.

To grow the snake, people are being encouraged to decorate their own rocks and add them to the ‘Positivity Rock Snake’ located on the steps outside Bassetlaw Museum.

Mayor Councillor Garry Clarkson, Vicky Waring, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Retford and Gainsborough, Deborah Merryweather, Chair of Bassetlaw District Council, and founder of Let’s Sing, Jessica Mary Brett at Bassetlaw Museum.

People are also asked to take a photos and videos of their rocks and add them to the ‘Retford Community Spirit’ Facebook page.

Vicky Waring, owner of Home Instead Retford, said: “We hope the ‘Positivity Rock Snake’ will be a symbol of positivity in these challenging times.

“The idea came to life after seeing so much negativity over the last few months, so we wanted to bring smiles back to our local town.

“The rocks, which can be added to the snake between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, can be painted with a picture, have a message on them or come from businesses to show their support to the town.”

To join the Retford Community Spirit Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/groups/953074745112451.