Friends of Crewkerne Station have been presented with a water bowser, to make watering plants along the unused platform at the railway station easier for the volunteers. FOCS member Stuart Roberts, a former Shell employee, suggested that they applied to the Shell Pension Community Fund for a donation to enable them to buy a water bowser. Stuart put the wheels in motion to apply for the money and when it was gratefully received, FOCS purchased the water bowser from local firm Wydale Plastics who were happy to help and offered them a discount off of the full price.
The water bowser can be filled from a tank, kindly provided by the developers of the Old Coalyard, Dunmore Homes, whose operative Gary was able with the use of a forklift truck to raise it to a height that made it easier to use. FOCS Secretary Gail Coleshill, who is also one of the watering volunteers said: “This is making our job much easier as we can transport the water up to the planters and then fill up the watering cans. We are very grateful to Stuart and to Shell. We are also very grateful to the builders on site, who have made a tank of water available for us. Now it is much easier, we hope we can encourage more volunteers to help us water the plants – especially in this hot dry weather.”
Anyone interested in becoming a watering volunteer or joining the Friends of Crewkerne Station is invited to attend their next meeting on Wednesday August 7th at 7.30 pm at the Globe in Misterton. There are also membership forms available in the waiting room at Crewkerne Railway Station or people can contact FOCS Chairman Tony Reese on 07967947335 or via email to email@example.com