Marks Tey Station Welcomes Corinne

Friday, 4 May 2012

Train operator Greater Anglia has just welcomed Corinne Sermons as the station adopter at Marks Tey.

Corinne is a keen horticulturalist and has been looking after the floral display and garden at Chappel and Wakes Colne station in recent years. Now Marks Tey station is set to benefit from Corinne’s green fingers as she begins work on a series of new flower beds at the north Essex station.

Petrina Murphy Greater Anglia’s Witham Area Manager said: “I am delighted to welcome Corinne to Marks Tey station as our official station adopter. Corinne is a very talented gardener, with great initiative and I am sure Marks Tey station will benefit greatly from her creative input.”

Corinne has already planted up some tubs at the station with colourful seasonal plants and she has also begun planting a new wildlife friendly flower bed with perennial favourites such as foxgloves, ragged robin, michaelmas daisies and bluebells, plus shrubs such as hazel and cotoneaster, aiming to provide as much all year round interest as possible too. Corinne is also a dab hand at plant propagation, with some of the plants having been split and transplanted from the garden at Chappel station. With Corinne set to start work on more flower beds at the station soon, commuters at this busy Essex station will soon be greeted by an array of horticultural delights.

Station adopters play an important role in acting as the eyes and ears of their local community by providing feedback to the train operator on station related matters. Many adopters now get involved with initiatives such as gardening like Corinne, as part of efforts to improve the environment at their local station. Around 80 stations across the Greater Anglia network have adopters working in partnership with local staff to help drive improvement at stations.