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Planters help give a new lease of life to town’s train station

Thanks to Bognor Regis in Bloom’s efforts, the town’s train station has two new additions.


In partnership with Sussex Community Rail Partnership and Southern Rail, the group unveiled two new planters at Bognor Regis railway station on Friday.


This came after the completion of the £2.5m makeover of the station’s Grade II-listed building in January last year.


The Bognor Regis in Bloom Working Group was keen to add some colour and a floral finish to the concourse area.


One member of the bloom group was Joyce Jackson, who attended the launch last week. She said: “Before I moved down here from London, I visited my mum and always noticed the beautiful roundabouts Bognor Regis had.


“I saw a piece about Bognor Regis in Bloom in the paper and thought ‘why don’t I go along?’


“I think this project is wonderful, the planters brighten everything up.


“We go to many railway stations and I love it when they have plants, they make it so much more inviting.”


After receiving funding and support from Southern Rail, the working group was looking at ways to spend its remaining budget on environmental projects that would have a real impact on the community.


The brightening up of the station seemed to be the perfect opportunity.


Bognor Regis in Bloom is now one of the three station partners which can help with future projects for the station.


Rebecca Vervecken, The Bognor Regis in Bloom committee clerk, said: “We have plans to replant the buffer plants at the end of the platforms in the pipeline, hopefully they will be finished in the next couple of months.”

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