Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 27/04/2019 - TransWilts AGM
27/04/2019 - Melksham to Swanage trip
28/04/2019 - Melksham to Seaton trip
30/04/2019 - SERUG talk - Sidmouth
02/05/2019 - WWRUG - Trowbridge
15/05/2019 - Community Rail in the City
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
April 22, 2019, 09:35:07 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[92] Controlled news release from Department for Transport - knew b...
[70] IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent pe...
[52] Climate change protests to target overground?
[49] "Nationalise to end chaos" - Diane Abbot MP (Sunday ...
[46] Successful CCIF bids in Cornwall 19-20
[41] FGW Statement on Quiet Carriages
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Linked Events
  • Great British Spring Clean: April 13, 2019
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Great British Spring Clean - Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge  (Read 384 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24674



View Profile WWW Email
« on: March 25, 2019, 03:07:57 pm »



As part of the Great British Spring Clean, TransWilts are organising the Great British Spring Clean at Chippenham and Trowbridge Stations, and the Melksham Rail User Group at their suggestion is organising one at Melksham Station on 13th April.   Contact Sophie (you'll find the latest news via tweets on the link above) for Chippenham or Trowbridge ... if you would like to join in at Melksham, there's a dedicated page at http://www.mrug.org.uk/clean.html ... and I'm master of ceremonies.

Melksham Station is now served by up to 18 trains per day, and it's the gateway to the town for many new visitors.. Let's make it something to be proud of.



10 a.m. to Midday, 13.4.2019, meet in the Station Car park. We have divided the area into 9.  One is rail side and we may not be able to do it, one has what I would consider hazardous materials and is out of the way, and we will skip it, and 3 only require light cleaning.  But that gives us four good projects to get our teeth (please not literally - we'll use litter pickers) into.



Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24674



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 07:01:41 am »

Tomorrow ... litter pick / GB Spring Clean at Melksham Station.  We have split the car parks for the station, Station Approach and subway into 8 areas and - starting at 10:00 a.m. (09:30 arrivals welcome) our volunteer at the Melksham Rail User Group will have the place spick and span and a gateway to Melksham we can be proud of.

Pictures (below) from our briefing a couple of weeks ago - but we can accommodate one of two extras - let me know or even just turn up.  Similar co-ordinated tidy ups taking place at Chippenham and Trowbridge; get in touch with Sophie at TransWilts if you would like to be involved at either of these places.





P.S.  I will have the equipment - picking it up this morning- and supplies of box drinks and biscuits for volunteers, the rubbish from which we will take with us.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24674



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 01:57:02 pm »

14 volunteeers ... 7 zones covered (out of 9) ... all litter picked and light spring cleaned and tidied up. 

Station Approach at Melksham is not designed to be pretty or breathtaking, but at least it's now tidier, smarter, more welcoming.  Truth be told, it really wasn't all that messy to start with - certain individual areas are cleaned from time to time anyway, but putting in all together and catching litter dropped between has made a noticeable difference. I will post some "before" and "after"s later.  THANK YOU everyone!

Getting ready - and getting started:


Checking all the (h)edges:


Group photo and a big THANK YOU


Sorry - no cafe for tea and cakes.  But Melksham Rail User Group did provide biscuits and boxed drinks!


Next Melksham Transport Events - 27th April, Community bus trip to Swanage and 28th April, trip to the Seaton Tramway - see http://www.passenger.chat/21381 for details.  Melksham Rail User Group meeting on 22nd May (I should post that to the calendar) .. and I have additions to make for 22nd and 29th June.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24674



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 04:52:43 pm »

What a difference a Spring Clean made. All pictures at Melksham before (9 O'clock this morning) and after (2 O'clock this afternoon)






Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants