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Giant pound coin in Potters Fields to promote People’s 50 Million

A 12-ton, 25-ft pound coin was installed in Potters Fields Park last week to symbolise the £50 million Lottery funding about to be decided by public vote.

Giant pound coin in Potters Fields to promote People’s 50 Million

The giant coin is seven metres high and 70cm deep – large enough to hold 50 million pound coins. The structure was created by scanning a real pound coin and using 3D data to design and cut all the materials used.

Made from wood from a sustainable source, the coin will be recycled and all materials reused following its time at Potters Fields Park.

Four projects are vying for the 50 million funding: The Eden Project, Sustrans' Connect2, Black Country Urban Park and Sherwood Forest.

The Sustrans Connect2 bid could make a difference to transport in Bermondsey. Local group Southwark Cyclists is championing the proposal to turn a disused railway bridge next to South Bermondsey station into a new green walking and cycling route.

Full details on how to vote can be found at www.thepeoples50million.org – voting closes at midday on Monday.

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