New signs, based on artwork by pupils from a local school, have added a real splash of colour to St Annes on the Sea station.
The new signs, collated from submissions by pupils from Heyhouses School involved in an art & wildlife project, have been adopted by St Annes town council and turned into additions to the existing running-in boards. They complement the ones added a few months ago which highlighted one of the town’s key events, the annual International Kite Festival.
Members of the Town Council were so impressed by the pupils’ creativity that they chose the artwork for the background to promote their ‘Gateway Project’ which is designed to make the entrances to the town stand out to visitors. The signs were installed by Friends of St Annes station and the group hope to use at least one of them to brighten up Squires Gate station, which is also in St Annes.
The signs depict a colourful array of flowers, beach sea and sky celebrating the town’s neighbourhood plan vision to create ‘a garden town by the sea’. Work has already started on ‘greening -up’ the town and emphasise is parks, gardens and open spaces.
Sally Taylor, the town clerk commented in a press statement: “These signs add a vibrant welcome to everyone visiting the station. The Town Council are delighted that Heyhouses School agreed that we could use their artwork; this project clearly proves how the community can work together to improve our town for visitors and residents alike.”