Volunteers at Squires Gate Station took the opportunity to tackle litter and fly-tipping at their adopted station on the South Fylde Line between Blackpool and St Anne’s.
The clean-up mission was part of the Great British Spring Clean – Britain’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign. The volunteers collected nine bags of rubbish in total and nationwide, the campaign hopes to collect a million bags of litter by April 2.
The volunteers split into two teams – one to tackle the active platform and the other to work on the derelict platform area, which the station group has been turning into a wildlife haven and much more.
Station volunteer Paul Nettleton said: “We concentrated on a major litter pick today. The volunteers amassed a total of nine bags of rubbish.
“You name it, we’ve collected it: plastic bottles, crisp packets, beer cans, pieces of wood, footballs, blocks of polystyrene and a bicycle tyre. Squires Gate station now looks neat and tidy. It’s all in a day’s work!”
Tony Ford, Chairman of the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership added: “This station group are fantastic. They have really made their mark on the station and the surrounding land. They are a credit to the Community Rail movement.”
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