Volunteers on track to brighten up Keynsham Station

Published on: 03 May 2013

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Volunteers on track to brighten up Keynsham Station

Work is set to begin this month to brighten up Keynsham Station with shrubs and plants. Volunteers at Keynsham Station

A team of volunteers will be rolling their sleeves up for the project, which has the backing of the Severnside Rail Partnership, First Great Western and Keynsham in Bloom.

Planters are being sponsored by local groups and businesses while the ground has been prepared for the volunteers by teams from the Community Payback Scheme.

Heather Cullimore, partnership officer with Severnside Rail Partnership, said: “The rail partnership has found where we involve the community with enhancing the station environment instances of crime and anti-social behaviour on and around the station reduce significantly.”

It is hoped the planting will be the first part of a series of improvements involving the community, with plans to use artwork from local schools and possibly a heritage map to create a trail linking Keynsham with Oldfield Park and Bath Spa to help encourage train travel.

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