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«June 2012 Community Schemes Update: Long-term schemes in place: 65 Registered volunteers: 465 One-off scheme days completed: 18 Volunteers: 230 ...»

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June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Long-term schemes in place: 65 Registered volunteers: 465

One-off scheme days completed: 18 Volunteers: 230

Reddish South Long-term

Friends of Reddish South station have taken on the challenge of increasing the service at

their Stockport station from its current weekly ‘parliamentary’ train to a usable level. One way

they believe they can help is by improving the station environment, to discourage vandalism, link it with its local community and keep it in the public eye. In November 2009, they took on the Network Rail managed land at the back of the station’s single platform, cleared rubbish and weeds and created a backdrop for their next project, a mural created by young offenders. The first stage of the mural was unveiled in October by Andrew Gwynne MP, in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Stockport and representatives of Northern Rail and the Youth Offending Service. Work is already underway on a further two panels.

Enfield Lock Long-term Enfield Lock and its station are in North London, on the line between London Liverpool Street and Kings Lynn. The station is next to a level crossing and subway, the land around which has become overgrown and suffers from litter and graffiti. Enter the people of Oasis Church, led by Craig Bird, who decided to do something about that. Following a meeting between their local Councillor and Julie Houghton, from Network Rail’s Anglia Route, the proposal was brought to the notice of the Community Rail team, who took it from there. On an incredibly warm Sunday in February, a dozen people from the church got stuck into the brambles, buddleia and litter in and around the subway, filling a skip in the process and attracting (mostly!) supportive comments from passers-by. Mike was even offered Sunday lunch! Now they plan to paint the subway and sow wild flowers in the newly-cleared areas.

The Community Scheme is managed by the Community Rail team, working closely with colleagues throughout Network Rail.

Groups carry out their own risk assessment, volunteers receive safety briefings from Network Rail and the schemes are governed by annual licences. If you have a proposal please contact the Network Rail Helpline on 08457 11 41 41 June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Springbank Road, Hither Green One-Off Hither Green is unusual (although not unique) in having two separate community schemes at the same station. Apart from the triangle nature reserve, a large area of embankment between the platform and Springbank Road is looked after by Hither Green Residents Association, who since October 2009 have been clearing rubbish and undergrowth, planting wild flowers and – most recently – constructing a raised bed to make a feature out of one of those inexplicable lumps of concrete that are sometime found around the railways. The residents are keen to take on the embankment at Fernbrook Road, on the opposite side of the station, just as soon as Network Rail’s contractor finishes the platform extension project.

Meanwhile, they’ve managed to enlist some of the contractor’s staff as volunteers!

Swaythling long-term Swaythling station, on the northern outskirts of Southampton, has built up a successful group in a very short time, working closely with nearby Cantell secondary school. Last year the group won Best Station Adoption Group at the ACoRP Community Rail awards and for some time they have been keen to add to their formal garden and wildlife garden on the station lease, with a woodland garden in the disused Network Rail land behind platform two. On 17th March, once an access gate had been provided by the ever-helpful Dave Gardener, Network Rail’s Off-Track Supervisor t Eastleigh, they began the daunting task of clearing the undergrowth and accumulated rubbish. Buddleia was cut back to encourage more flowers for butterflies and the way cleared to plant bluebells and other woodland flowers. Network Rail provided hard hats, gloves, high-vis and a skip, which a dozen volunteers filled in less than 2 hours. It’s looking better already!

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The Community scheme at Tywyn station, on the Cambrian line, is one of a number seeking to help young people become involved in practical activities and learn useful skills. Pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn, Tywyn’s secondary school, have created a garden behind one of the platforms, resulting in a marked drop in litter and other anti-social behaviour on the station. In recognition of their success in reducing crime in their community the school received a ‘Crimebeat’ award from the High Sheriff of Gwynedd and Anglesey. The award was presented at a ceremony at Beaumaris on Anglesey in March. Pictured, left to right are High Sheriff Robin Grove-White, teacher Elen Roberts and pupils Sarah-Jane and Jodie from Tywyn school, Ian Smyth, from Network Rail Shewsbury Maintenance Unit, and Mike Franklin (never one to miss a photo!).

Finstock Long-term Railway land, lying relatively undisturbed for decades, can be an important habitat for species which do not survive elsewhere. So it is for the Cotswold Pennywort, a rare plant which, appropriately enough, is found on the North Cotswold Line, on a small patch of embankment near Finstock. For some years the Ashmolean Rare Plant Society has carefully monitored and protected this area. Because of the location they needed Network Rail safety supervision. Recently, however, Sue Douglas, Maintenance Protection Coordinator for Network Rail at Bristol, was able to take advantage of a bridge project to have the area fenced off, allowing the Society to work unsupervised. Logical next step was to make the scheme ‘official’ with a Community Licence. The Society already prepares its own risk assessments, so the formalities were soon concluded and in March the group was at work to ensure the survival of a something unique to the Cotswolds.





The Community Scheme is managed by the Community Rail team, working closely with colleagues throughout Network Rail.

Groups carry out their own risk assessment, volunteers receive safety briefings from Network Rail and the schemes are governed by annual licences. If you have a proposal please contact the Network Rail Helpline on 08457 11 41 41 June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Yate Long-term You won’t need telling that ‘waiting for a fence’ can be a reason for delays getting a scheme started. To address this we are experimenting with creating ‘instant fences’ using ‘crowd barriers’, bolted together and attached to existing structures. They aren’t always the answer but they worked just right for Yate scheme, where the ground was level and there were solid structures on both sides. Just before 10am we arrived with the barriers and gave the ‘Yate in Bloom’ volunteers their safety briefings, ‘high-vis’ and gloves. Then, while the group worked away clearing the site, we erected the ‘barrier fence’. By 12.30 the fence was up, the group had cleared half their planned ‘garden’, and we were off to the next site. Photos show the barrier fence in place and the Yate in Bloom people hard at work – one of the barriers is leaning against the Community Rail truck on the left. We expect to be using them a lot more.

Norwood Junction Long-term Norwood Junction, in South London, is not an obvious ‘community station’: In fact, gang fights often erupt in the subway. But it is also the base for a British Transport Police unit looking after the East London Line and officers Dave Kirby and Breda Clifford-Murphy, who have interested a local college in developing an unused site as a community garden, providing a learning resource for young people. But first it needed clearing. The site is partly fenced and, with help from Louise Ruse and Godfrey Lewis, from Croydon Maintenance Unit, a safe system of work was devised without additional fencing. On a sweltering day in March, volunteers from the Department for Transport, BTP and Network Rail cleared undergrowth, rubbish, soil and rubble that had accumulated over decades, filling the inevitable skip and clearing the way for the young people to begin their exciting scheme.

The Community Scheme is managed by the Community Rail team, working closely with colleagues throughout Network Rail.

Groups carry out their own risk assessment, volunteers receive safety briefings from Network Rail and the schemes are governed by annual licences. If you have a proposal please contact the Network Rail Helpline on 08457 11 41 41 June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Under new management……..

With the signing of the new ‘Greater Anglia’ franchise, a number of station leases were redrawn. This had the unexpected effect of bringing four Network Rail Community Schemes into Greater Anglia’s station lease areas, so that the schemes, at Manea in Cambridgeshire, Brandon in Suffolk, and Cantley and Sheringham in Norfolk have now been absorbed into Station Adoption schemes. Although we are a little sad to see them leave the Community Scheme fold, it’s much simpler for the groups, as they were all station adopters already and now have only one ‘railway’ to deal with, one set of documents to sign and one set of rules to consult. It was good that the Network Rail scheme was there to enable these groups to make some impressive improvements to land not otherwise accessible to station adopters.

We wish them well.

But we’re still here……

Network Rail’s scheme will, of course, continue on our directly-managed land – with 20,000 miles of track and embankment, plus former depots, sidings and other land, we still have a great many areas that community groups want to improve in one way or another. New proposals are still coming in at a cracking pace and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. Until a few weeks ago we were one person short on the Community Rail team, but have recently been joined by Laura Stronge, who comes to the team from one of Network Rail’s Major Stations, bringing useful experience with safety briefings and risk assessments. There’s lots more to do!

The Community Scheme is managed by the Community Rail team, working closely with colleagues throughout Network Rail.

Groups carry out their own risk assessment, volunteers receive safety briefings from Network Rail and the schemes are governed by annual licences. If you have a proposal please contact the Network Rail Helpline on 08457 11 41 41 June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Long-Term Schemes in Place, 1st June 2012 Abernant (Carmarthenshire) Disused branch to Abernant (preparation for heritage railway) Amlwch Branch (Anglesey) Disused Amlwch-Llangefni branch (preparation for heritage railway) Ascott-under-Wychwood (Glos) Open area adjoining highway (shrub planting and maintenance) Barnstaple (Devon) Disused platform (Improved station environment) Barton-on-Humber (Lincolnshire) Fenced area between track and boundary (managing vegetation/tree planting) Battersby (Yorkshire) Woodland area behind platform (garden/nature area) Brithdir (South Wales) Disused platform (Improved station environment) Bucknell (Shropshire) Disused platform (wildlife garden) Burnside (Glasgow) Embankment alongside public road (improved local environment) Burscough Junction (Lancashire) Disused platform (Improved station environment) Chandlers Ford (Hampshire) Disused platform (enhancing station environment) Chapel-en-le-Frith (Derbyshire) Bank at rear of south side platform (station garden)

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Cleethorpes (Lincolnshire) Disused platform facing promenade (Improved station environment) Criccieth (Gwynedd) Disused platform (Improved station environment) Croston (Lancashire) Disused platform (Improved station environment)

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Fenny Stratford (Bedfordshire) Embankment behind platform (station garden) Finstock (Oxfordshire) Fenced area above cutting (preserving and monitoring rare flowers) Foord Road, Folkestone (Kent) Viaduct (graffiti removal) Fotheringay Road, Glasgow Verge outside railway boundary (litter clearing and vegetation management)

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Glossop (Derbyshire) Embankment opposite station (garden/Improved station environment) The Community Scheme is managed by the Community Rail team, working closely with colleagues throughout Network Rail.

Groups carry out their own risk assessment, volunteers receive safety briefings from Network Rail and the schemes are governed by annual licences. If you have a proposal please contact the Network Rail Helpline on 08457 11 41 41 June 2012

Community Schemes Update:

Gwendraeth (Carmarthenshire) Sections of the Coed Bach to Cwmmawr line (preparation for heritage railway) Halesworth (Suffolk) Areas behind former 'movable platforms' (heritage site)

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Hindley (Manchester) Bank behind station platform (Improved station environment) Hither Green Triangle (London) triangle between running lines and Network Rail depot Hither Green, Springbank Road Embankment between station and highway (Improved green space) Homerton (London) Embankments behind platforms + street-level area (wildflower garden)

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Llanelli (Carmarthenshire) Walled area and area behind platforms on south side (Improved green space) Maiden Lane, Camden (London) Unfenced area between railway and housing estate (garden compost storage) Maidstone West (Kent) Office in disused building (Rail Partnership office) Norwood Junction (London) Disused former depot (community garden) Patchway (Bristol) Area behind northbound platform (Improved station environment) Pedley St, Shoreditch (London) Paved area outside boundary fence (hedge planting to reduce graffiti) Pen-y-bont (Powys) Disused platform (Improved station environment) Reddish South (Manchester) Track bed in former bay behind station platform (garden) Romsey (Hampshire) Area around station entrance (Improved station environment) Salt Hill Subway (Slough) Pedestrian underpass (Improved pedestrian route to public park)

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