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Green-fingered volunteers embark on transformation of station’s community garden

Volunteers from the Prospects Foundation have begun work to restore a green oasis at Accrington Station. 

The green-fingered Green Team from environmental charity Prospects worked their magic to clear out an overgrown area at the front of the station revealing raised beds ready for planting later in the spring. 

After several hours of strimming, cutting and raking, the community garden at the station is now much more accessible for community groups and ready for volunteers to sew herbs, vegetables and flowers as the weather warms up. 


Organised by Community Rail Officer Dave Savage and Prospects’ Helen Earnshaw, the big spring clear-up is part of Community Rail Lancashire’s Eco Station project at Accrington. Over the coming weeks, additional planters, shrubs and bushes will be planted to further enhance the area. 

Community Rail Officer Dave Savage said: “Thanks to the Prospects volunteers’ sterling work, the community garden looks so much better and the station adopter group are looking forward to welcoming more community groups to help get the station looking its best this summer. 

“Our Eco Station project is about improving the natural environment around the station and encouraging more people to take the environmentally friendly option and travel by train.” 

Individuals and community groups who would like to get involved with the Eco Station project can get in touch with Community Rail Lancashire via their website, email: or on 07399 563599.