Cricklewood sculptor paints the town red

The new artwork outside Cricklewood station

The new artwork outside Cricklewood station - Credit: Archant

A sculptor from Cricklewood has installed a piece of his work outside his town’s station as part of a scheme to improve the area.

The red artwork by Alistair Lambert which spells out ‘Cricklewood’ has created a dramatic entrance to the town’s Thameslink’s railway station.

Mr Lambert is a member of the Cricklewood Town Team which recently signed up to a station partnership with Thameslink.

Two weekends ago, 30 volunteers from the 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.

James Gillett, station manager, said: “It’s all reclaimed scaffolding boards and a real work of art, it’s amazing.

“The font is the same as the Cricklewood Town Team’s logo and it’s a really bold statement to say ‘We’re here, look at us! This station is an important part of the community.’

“It puts Cricklewood station at the heart of the community where it belongs and shows that by working together we can do great things.”