Council’s bid to tidy up Petersfield railway station

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MOVES to tidy up Petersfield’s railway station are under way.

Residents complained at a recent town council meeting that the station is becoming an embarrassing eyesore, with a graffiti-covered bus stop, chipped paint, and overgrown trees.

Councillor Hilary Ayer is now campaigning to improve the look of the station.

There was a proposal earlier this month by South West trains to fell seven trees by the station.

But Cllr Ayer said: ‘If we were to take that many trees down then the station would look barer than ever. So after speaking with South West Trains there will be just one silver birch taken down and the rest will get a good pruning, which should help with the station’s appearance.’

Discussions are now taking place about gaining grants and other funding to help tidy up the station.