Blooming marvellous makeover for Cricklewood train station
PUBLISHED: 06:45 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 27 May 2016
Cricklewood train station has been given a blooming marvellous makeover by its ‘adopted family’ thanks to a new scheme.
Members of the Cricklewood Town Team cleared up the station’s overgrown bushes and planted a new bank of flowers as part of a wider plan to improve the area.
The 30 volunteers carried out the ‘Adopt A Station’ scheme which is being run in conjunction Thameslink , the company that manages the station, Network Rail and Barnet Council.
Marie Hancock, team leader, said: “We were delighted when we were approached by Thameslink to get involved in the scheme.
“Such was the success of it we would love to purchase a Christmas tree and decorations so this would be the focus of the town centre in the festive period.”
The team also setup a new Cricklewood collage featuring images of the area by local photographer Thomas Ball, by the entrance of the station.
A new clock, designed by local company Brookpace Lascelles, is also due to be erected as well as a new station sign made by local artist Allistair Lambert.
Thameslink has already installed a community poster board outside providing information on local services and events.
James Gillett, station manager, said: “I am amazed by the work we’ve been able to do together so far. The section of land next to the station had been a real eyesore.
“It was fantastic to see so many of the town team, plus my team and Network Rail come together for a true day of action.
We had a fab day and there was such a great turn out. Thanks to all.”