CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Rotary Clean Up

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle have embarked on a programme of cleaning up the local Church and Oswaldtwistle Railway Station with the objective of making it one of the best kept Stations on the East Lancashire line.

Working with Northern Rail, The East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership and Oswaldtwistle Mills, the group have already planted thousands of crocus bulbs around the station and work has started to clear the platforms of weeds. The group are also looking to clean and paint the entrances to both platforms and spring 2015 will see the panting of begonias in existing and new planters on the station.

Ian McTurk President of the Rotary Club said ; “Our club is fully committed in improving the appearance of the Railway Station, and I am pleased we are getting many volunteers from our members to carry out this work. Our Crocus planting of 5000 bulbs in the local area includes many planted around the approaches to the station”.

Northern Rail Station Manager Chris Ingham said; “we are delighted to be working closely with the Rotary Club and the local volunteers to improve the station environment and platforms for our customers and the community.”

Brian Haworth, Community Rail Lancashire’s Friends of Stations co-ordinator said; “it’s great to have a group keen to get involved and we will support them in their efforts to tidy up and look after their local station.”

If anyone would like to get involved and help at the station for 2 to 3 hours on a Saturday morning then contact Aslam Mohammed, the Rotary Club’s Community Chairman on 01254 236300 or 07815490337.