Merseyrail has teamed up with Litherland in Bloom and the L21 Community Network to set up the latest station adoption scheme.
Both organisations will be working to create a welcoming, community-spirited environment at Seaforth & Litherland train station for all passengers.
Litherland in Bloom will be working with local organisations, youth groups and residents during their time adopting the station, giving a sense of ownership to the community of one of their most important local assets.
Residents are encouraged to fill out an online survey to submit ideas for what they’d like to see at the station. This can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/H5QSO/
Jane English, Deputy Managing Director at Merseyrail, said: “At Merseyrail we are passionate about working closely with the communities around our stations, and are thrilled to welcome Litherland in Bloom as the latest station adoptees on the Merseyrail network.
“We now have 53 station community partnerships that keep our stations vibrant, and hope that this new addition will build a long-lasting partnership with the local community.”
As part of the adoption, Litherland in Bloom will also be working in partnership with Sefton Community Learning Service hosting a number of family learning sessions to create pieces of mosaic art that will be installed at the station as part of the project.
Amy Johnston, L21 Network Coordinator said “It’s been amazing to see Litherland in Bloom develop and it’s been brilliant to see the groups ideas come to life.
“Last year we concentrated our efforts on intergenerational work with our volunteers and young people from LYCC. Looking forward to this year, we want to replicate that work on a larger scale, providing intergenerational activities for the wider community.
“We’re hoping that the adoption of the station will enable this to happen and be successful. Residents of all ages use the train station and have their own memories and ideas.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our key partner organisations and volunteers who are helping our efforts. However, we do need as much help as possible, so if you’d like to help with our efforts to help Litherland bloom and flourish, please get in touch.”
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