Railway station in Staffordshire spruced up through group's efforts

A railway station in Staffordshire has been spruced up through the efforts of a group – with a mini-sensory garden also introduced.

The mini sensory garden has been introduced at Landywood Station after the efforts of a community group.
The mini sensory garden has been introduced at Landywood Station after the efforts of a community group.

Members of the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay Community Group made the move to help make Landywood Station brighter and more friendly.

Four large planters were donated by by Andrew Leeder from GJP Construction – with the project being backed by West Midlands Railway.

The group bought a range of plants after receiving funding from partners at Community Rail Network, formerly known as the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.

Three of the planters have seen colourful plants – featuring a range of varieties – planted, with a mini-sensory garden for children introduced.

Work was carried out by group members – and trustees – Sarah, Gillian, Tony and Olwen along with chair Lee Murphy.

Mr Murphy, chair of the community group, said: "One of our ongoing projects as a community group is to make improvements to Landywood station including the addition of ways to make it brighter and more friendly.

"One of the planters, in place of a disused and damaged telephone box, is a mini sensory garden for children to smell and touch.

"Sarah, Gillian, Tony, Olwen and I hope the local community and visitors of the village love them as much as we do."

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