Team gets green at top rail station

Some of the Friends of Poulton Station at work.

Some of the Friends of Poulton Station at work.

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Members of The Friends of Poulton Station met to start work on re-filling hanging baskets at the North Fylde stop.

The Poulton Green Team, part of the group, lowered 18 hanging baskets so they could be planted, as part of plans to keep its award-winning reputation as a beautiful station in Fylde.

Friends of Poulton Station chairman John Pickering said: “We’ve won five gold medals in the in bloom awards and been voted as The Best Kept Railway Station in the UK by The Association of Community Rail Partnerships in 2010.

“We spend around £1,200 a year keeping the station looking so good but couldn’t do it without support from the community.”

In 2011, the station was described as “absolutely magnificent” as it picked up the title of best small tourism attraction in the North West in Bloom awards.

The group has funded several improvements, including new signs.

Poulton in Bloom chairman Carol Woolley added: “The green team started work at the station around eight years ago.

“When we refill the hanging baskets and the plant beds are finished it will look fantastic for the spring and summer.

“We are lucky in Poulton to have an original station from more than 100 years ago and it still looks so good.”

Anyone wishing to donate to or sponsor the group can contact Carol on (01253) 884888.

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