Digging in for community

Children from Market RAsen Primary School's Groyundforce after-school club have been digging in to improve the station approach
Children from Market RAsen Primary School's Groyundforce after-school club have been digging in to improve the station approach

CHILDREN from Market Rasen Primary School have been digging in to help make their community blossom.

Members of the Groundforce after-school gardening club have taken on the maintenance of one of the raised beds on the station approach.

And the first thing to do was to get it planted up.

The plants were bought with a £50 donation from Market Rasen Lions Club, while the bed itself and the topsoil was provided by the Rotary Club of Market Rasen.

“It is lovely to see the children getting involved with a project like this,” said Gill Damen from Market Rasen Station Adoption Group.

“This bed further enhances the work done by the group to improve the station and its surroundings.

“We are grateful to the Lions and Rotary Clubs for their support funding these raised beds.”

A second bed was also provided by the Rotary Club and this will be maintained by the Station Adoption Group members, who also look after the containers on the platforms and the garden on the corner with Chapel Street.

The school’s Groundforce Club was formed last year and meets every Wednesday after school.

As well as looking after the station approach bed, they have been busy enhancing the area around their own school.

So far, they have put planters at the entrance to the school and have also created a school vegetable garden.

There are currently 20 children in the club and it is hoped to encourage even more children to take part in the future.