Lympstone railway station success
IN a project worthy of being top bill on any television makeover garden programme, volunteers who transformed Lympstone Village Station have been recognised for their efforts. Train company First Great Western has nominated Lympstone for a Community Rail
IN a project worthy of being top bill on any television makeover garden programme, volunteers who transformed Lympstone Village Station have been recognised for their efforts.
Train company First Great Western has nominated Lympstone for a 'Community Rail Award' in the category of Best Station Garden.
People who gave up their spare time have been busy renovating the station which was overgrown with dilapidated planters on the platform.
Viv Day, from Lympstone Garden Club, said: "We won't know until September whether we have won.
You may also want to watch:
"We will be up against all sorts of tough competition, but it is very rewarding to know that First Great Western appreciate our efforts."
A spokesperson for the train company said: "Over the past year the station has been transformed from an overgrown mass of weeds and brambles into an asset to village life."
- 1 Exmouth deliver outstanding display in local derby
- 2 Lifeboat crew rescue kitesurfing girl
- 3 Tax changes to attract shipping companies to UK
- 4 Voluntary sector shows again how it responds quickly
- 5 Exmouth 2nds return to action with a win
- 6 Property of the Week: Fortfield Terrace, Sidmouth
- 7 Withies pick up their first away win of the season in Cornwall
- 8 Plenty of evidence why Devon won't give up the ghost
- 9 Concept of 'live local' more important than ever in housing crisis
- 10 Big or small, we can all do our bit to care for planet we live on
Jobs volunteers have undertaken in transforming the station included providing a water tank and filling it regularly and strimming the railway embankment.
Lympstone Compost donated free compost and the village's garden club planted and watered flowers in containers and hanging baskets.
Viv Day added: "There have been monetary contributions as well from individual villagers. We are hugely grateful to everyone.
Changes to the station also included a small terrace being created at the front of the embankment. Redundant railway sleepers were heaved into place by the Lympstone Tug of War Team providing an accessible raised flower bed for community use.