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Blooming marvellous makeover for Cricklewood train station

PUBLISHED: 06:45 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 27 May 2016

Cricklewood Town team outside the station

Cricklewood Town team outside the station

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Cricklewood train station has been given a blooming marvellous makeover by its ‘adopted family’ thanks to a new scheme.

The station has been given a makeover The station has been given a makeover

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.”

Flowers planted outside the station Flowers planted outside the station

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.”

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