Volunteers are needed to help keep Huncoat Railway Station clean and tidy.
Project group – Hands on Huncoat – was formed earlier this year after Community Rail Development Officer for Northern Rail, Brian Haworth, asked at a village meeting if anyone would be interested in taking care of the local train station and sprucing up the platforms.
Resident Barbara Russell, her husband John and their friend Bill Kitching, stepped up to take on the task but now they need more hands.
The station was badly overgrown and in need of TLC and over the past few months, these three volunteers have put in a lot of hard work and time on the project, already making noticeable changes.
But with a long way to go yet, more help is needed.
Barbara created a poster campaign around the village to get people involved but so far the group has been disappointed with the response.
As well as working with The Prospect Foundation, the project group is also working closely with Huncoat in Bloom, who will be providing plants for the station.
The project is also hoping to get local school children involved.
The hard work Barbara and her team have put in will mean Huncoat residents will soon have a station they can be proud of.
And will hopefully encourage more people to want to catch the train from Huncoat on a regular basis – making a difference to climate change.
If anyone would be interested in volunteering they can call Barbara and John on 351 505 or Bill on 236 716.