Blooming marvellous makeover for Cricklewood train station

Cricklewood Town team outside the station

Cricklewood Town team outside the station - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.”