The station group at Nottinghamshire’s Radcliffe on Trent has around 25 regular volunteers, working on gardening and art projects and other schemes to improve the station for passengers. Last year, members had agreed plans for the design and planting of a large area on one of the station platforms when COVID-19 and lockdown hit. Undaunted, the group stayed in touch via WhatsApp and progressed the project as best they could.

Supported by the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership, the group are now eager to get back to their regular meetings, work with local schools and youth groups, and a new partnership with the village community garden group who are set to plant and grow vegetables on the station for the local ‘community kitchen’, set up during the pandemic to support those in need.

Partnering with local schools

Early in 2020, the Friends of Radcliffe Station partnered with students from the South Nottinghamshire Acadamy to create pieces of art that reflect the village, at the station.