A huge ✨THANK YOU✨ to all those that turned out to make the Welwyn Garden City station Makeover Day a grand success. It was so lovely to be able to bring everyone together for the first time since 2019.
Andrew Chillingsworth, GTR Community Engagement Officer, joined us and said of the day:
It was great to support the ‘Welwyn Garden City All Aboarders’ with their makeover day. This group of volunteers do a wonderful job all year round, keeping the gardens and waiting rooms in an immaculate condition, providing a welcoming and colourful environment that is highly appreciated by customers and staff.
The All Aboarders volunteers were joined by GTR & Network rail staff, local councillors, rotary club members and new prospective volunteers. Together we planted out donated plants (thanks to Prisca for these), weeded, pruned, & watered.
The facilities staff brought their expertise to paint posts & troughs and put up new signs. This really smartened everything up and the new paint makes the plants stand out.
The station was also reunited with one of it’s original light up platform signs, kindly donated by Malcolm who saved it when it was decommissioned years ago. We are hoping to display this with our heritage gallery in the waiting room on platform 3/4.
Last but not least, a big thanks to the staff of Marchio’s cafe on platform 1/2 who provided drinks, pastries and lunch for the volunteers on the day.
If you couldn’t make it to our makeover day but would like to join us, you are more than welcome on one of our regular volunteer sessions. We meet on alternate Thursday and Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm. To find out more please Contact Us or join and message through our Facebook group.