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Station volunteers win two blooming marvellous awards

Volunteers responsible for brightening up some of Northern’s West Yorkshire stations with a dazzling array of flowers have won awards from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

As part of the Britain in Bloom campaign, Mirfield in Bloom and Friends of Mirfield Railway Station were presented with two certificates for Achievement and for Excellence in Gardening, Community and Environment at the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

The volunteers have dazzled day-trippers and commuters alike with a riot of colour by planting a meadow, installing planters filled with butterfly and bee-friendly flowers, herbs that passengers can take home to cook with, and creating a light display in an underpass.

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Judges praised the “much loved and cared for” station and the work the volunteers have done to create as much biodiversity as possible. 

Regional director at Northern,Tony Baxter, said: “I’d like to thank all our volunteers who have created a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy.” 

“Our community partners are the heartbeat of the railway and we’re extremely proud to work closely with them to deliver such a wide-ranging positive impact for the north of England.”  

Christine Sykes of Friends of Mirfield Railway Station said: “All this not only cheers up Mirfield commuters, it pleases those passing through on the trains.” 

Photo credit: Northern

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