Kidderminster Station Adoption
Since 2021 our u3a has agreed to adopt the Kidderminster Main line station with a view to:
*Making the station more relevant to the locality.
*Involving local people in the station enabling railways, local communities, and local businesses and organisations to work together.
*Develop Arts projects, convey local history, advertise what the surrounding area has to offer, as well as Planting and Landscaping parts of the station.
This is a u3a interest group with a difference, and what we do can have a big impact in our community, as well as promoting the existence of our u3a.
The vision for the station is wide and long term, and project ideas have been put in place, some of these are already in the process of coming to fruition. Others are taking a little longer, due to the processes we need to go through with West Midlands Trains, who lease the station, and Network Rail who own the station.
There is already a core of volunteers who all want to make a difference at the station, however, we welcome more members who feel they would like to contribute to this project: the main volunteer core we need to increase is on the gardening projects. “Many hands make light work” and the more we have the easier it will be to maintain the ongoing projects.
Please also see the Worcester Community Rail Partnership website at this link - WCRP
For further information please contact
Here is a summary of the Projects in place: -
Project 1 Steam train artwork on Platform 2
|Funding obtained and project is Work in Progress (WIP). Possible completion by April 2024
|Project 2 Bug Hotel on Long Bank Station Approach
Funding obtained and project is Work in Progress (WIP), we now have a Bug Hotel peeping out between the trees and shrubs.
Project 3 Maintenance of the Long Bank
|On-going project and Main lead volunteer is Teresa Alexander.
Project 4 Carpet History in pictures on Platform 1
|Main lead volunteer Sue Cutler Funded by West Midlands Trains and due completion March 2024
Project 5 Canal & River Severn History & attractions
Project 6 Twinning with HUSUM at Station Entrance
|Funding obtained Main Lead Sue Langley (WIP).
Project 7 Herb Garden Station Bin Area
|Funded, Planted and on-going.
Project 8 U3a Station adopters notice board
|Funding obtained and board now completed and in situ.
Project 9 Blue Plaque Scheme Replication
|Project 2 - Roy and the Bug Hotel and viewed through the trees
|Project 7 - The Herb Garden
|Project 8 - Our Notice Board
|Volunteers on site November 2023
This Interest Group Page will convey updates and pictures of what is being achieved at the station.