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SUNNYSIDE: Charity helps Hemel Hempstead Train Station bloom

 Published on: 23rd January 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hemel Hempstead Train Station has been brightened up with flowers, thanks to help from a local charity. 

Sunnyside Rural Trust, a charity that provides work experience opportunities for vulnerable people, has partnered with London Northwestern Railway and local volunteers to install planters in and around the station to make travel more pleasant over the dull winter months.

Timothy Bellenger, head of stakeholder and community at London Northwestern Railway, said: “We love injecting life into our stations, especially during the winter, when areas naturally don’t look as bright. 

“We were thrilled when Sunnyside Rural Trust wanted to help us bring life and colour to the local station and can’t wait to see the planters come to life in full bloom, in the spring.”

The Trust designed and made five planters from timber in its workshop, before transporting them to the station. From there, volunteers filled them with a range of foliage for all to enjoy. They are placed both at the front of the station and on platform one. 

The planters will be in place all year-round for visitors and commuters to enjoy.

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