Morpeth Lions and Morpeth Rotary join forces to spruce up station
Members of Morpeth’s Lions and Rotary clubs came together to tidy up a section of the Morpeth Railway Station site.
A garden project was devised to transform an unpleasant looking area where the temporary ticket office had been, just to the left of the small pick-up point by the station forecourt.
Hugh Edmundson of Greater Morpeth Development Trust had received £1,000 from Northern Rail so the land could be spruced up.
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It was agreed that raised beds would be best, but they would need some old wooden railway sleepers, top soil, gravel and plants.
The Lions and Rotary each allocated £300 to the project.
A spokesman on behalf of both clubs said: “A garden centre and Dungait were approached for support. The plan was to use low maintenance shrubs.
“At the start there was a ragged piece of tarmac on a waste patch near a wall with some tired looking whinstone chippings and weeds. It was decided to get some clean chippings and have a pipe removed by Northern Rail.
“Railway sleepers were provided and were used to create two raised beds of 2.5m x 1.9m with some good top soil from Dungait.
“There was golden gravel for the surrounding area and a planting of small conifers, shrubs, evergreen perennials and spring, summer and autumn bulbs.
“The project was recently completed and their efforts have greatly enhanced the look of the station.”