CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Make Your Own Wooden Planters

Across the UK there are many volunteer groups that have adopted their local railway station, and this can involve reporting faults, litter picking, general tidying and planting gardens and other areas with flowers and shrubs.

The Friends of St. Annes Station – Gordon Head

In the CRL area one such station is St. Annes-on-the-Sea and Tony Ford, Chair of the Friends of St. Annes Station and Chair of the South Fylde Line CRP has been busy making sturdy wooden planters for use on the station.

Katie from the CRL team has made a short film showing how Tony makes the planters and this can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Tony has also prepared a ‘how to’ sheet to help any budding carpenters to have a go and this can be downloaded on this link: Planter instructions.

If you want to adopt your local station you will need to register your group with the train operating company that own the station and get their permission before starting any work or installing any planters. Also remember that currently only six people can meet outside and social distancing must be observed where possible.