As part of Severnside CRP’s on – going work, unstaffed stations between Nailsea and Backwell and Taunton receive the benefit of regular groups of supervised offenders working under Community Payback who assist with litter picking and support horticultural schemes.
During the autumn, large numbers of daffodils bulbs purchased through the Marie Curie appeal were planted by offenders during their visits to Worle and Weston Milton stations. The unusually mild winter led to the early flowering of many of the bulbs and on Monday 8th February offenders braved Storm Imogen to pick daffodils and make up bunches for an official handover to Helen Isbell of Marie Curie at Bristol Temple Meads station the following morning.
Plenty of bulbs continue to flourish at the stations ensuring a colourful outlook as spring approaches.
The Marie Curie project is due to round off with partners from Severnside CRP, GWR and The Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company supporting a charitable giving day at Bristol Temple Meads station on St David’s Day, 1st March.