The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) have confirmed that a bid into their Small Grants Fund by the Clitheroe Line CRP to create some welcome boards for Langho station has been successful.
The CRP in partnership with the Friends of Langho Station, Langho in Bloom, local artist Alastair Nicholson and two local primary schools are working to create two ‘Welcome to Langho’ running in boards using artwork designed by the school children. When complete the welcome boards will be fixed to each of the platforms at Langho station.
Both primary schools in the village will be involved in creating artwork based on a logo design for the newly formed Langho in Bloom group. The Langho in Bloom group have become very involved with the Friends of Station group and assist in keeping the station and its environs in tip top condition. Bringing together the two schools and the two groups helping at the station will lift the profile of the station within the local community and form a true gateway to the village.
See above just two samples of the children’s artwork – the final design has yet to be agreed but you can see that the end result will be very colourful!
The project, and partnership working, will help demonstrate one of the key aims of the Community Rail Development Strategy by increasing community involvement and give the school children and villagers alike pride in their local station.