Volunteers from Friends of Dronfield Station (FoDS) have been busy filling the eight planters on the station with summer bedding. The flowers have been kindly supplied by Northern who operate most of the rail services from Dronfield. Also this year FoDS volunteers are planting bedding plants in the large flower bed by the turning circle at the entrance to the station, again with plants provided by Northern who have taken over the lease of the land from North East Derbyshire Council (NEDDC). The station has been further enhanced by the flower filled pit tub on the lawn adjacent to Platform One, and by the colourful hay racks positioned on the waiting shelters.
FoDS member Roger Slee, who shares the job of ‘station gardener’ with his wife Valerie, said “It was hard work filling all the planters and the flower bed but we are grateful to Northern for supplying the flowers and, thanks also to all our volunteers who tend the beds and mow the lawn; we are certain that anyone who visits the station will be pleased with the amazing display of colour”.