Facelift at Belper train station goes full steam ahead

Rail bosses are set to join volunteers who have been giving Belper train station a facelift for a day of improvement works.

Volunteers from Transition Belper have been clearing the station since April with the help of people repaying their debt to society through the Community Payback scheme.

The area had become extremely overgrown as it had been left untouched for more than seven years since the Groundwork Trust carried out a clean-up.

However, it is now much tidier and Transition have formally adopted the station, to ensure it remains a welcoming gateway to the town.

Now, representatives from Network Rail, East Midlands Trains and Belper Town Council are to join volunteers for a planting day on November 14.

Trustee for Transition Belper, Kathy Fairweather, said: “We are looking for donations to help ensure we can plant a vast array of flowers and shrubs around the station on the day all of which will be sustainable,organic and locally supplied.

“We hope then to have a proper launch day in the Spring.”

To get involved or donate plants and greenery phone Kathy on 07779 412 702.