Royston train station gets set for Olympic boost

ROYSTON’S railway station could be transformed to celebrate the Olympics.

A project organised by Royston in Bloom and Royston 2012 may see shrubs planted and round slabs in Olympic medal colours laid around a sign – reading Welcome To Royston 2012 A Year of Celebration.

Les Baker chairman of Royston in Bloom said it was a “work in progress” and was the culmination of a long period of discussions with First Capital Connect.

He said: “We have been trying for the last three years to have some sort of planting in the station.

“First Capital Connect has come up with a piece of land on the Cambridge line platform – platform two.

“If people are passing through, or whether they’re getting off at the station, and for people who live here and in the surrounding areas it’s one project which Royston in Bloom hopes to show that next year is important and to make everyone aware that 2012 is an important year for the town.”

Volunteers from The Royston Volunteers Centre will work on the planting, and it is expected work will take place in September.

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nTime is nearly up for the green-fingered gardeners of Crow Country to enter this year’s Royston in Bloom.

The competition sees gardeners take part in a contest, aned help to make the town more attractive.

Entrants can compete in a number of categories ranging from best kept front garden to best kept street or community area.

Forms must be returned by Friday and judging will begin on Monday.

Entry forms are available from retailers throughout the town.