John gets Sudbury station role

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SUDBURY councillor John Sayers got another job this week – he has been officially appointed as the new “railway adopter” at Sudbury rail station.

As a committee member of Sudbury is Bloom, John has been involved in gardening at Sudbury station for some time, and he is hoping he can persuade other people to come forward and volunteer a few hours a week to help keep the station looking good.

“I believe the station creates a good impression for visitors to the town and it’s important to keep it looking nice,” he said.

“I am always looking for volunteers who can spare an hour or two – or even half-an-hour – to help with de-weeding and tidying up.”

John is taking over from previous station adopter Darren Johnson, who is now working full-time with Greater Anglia railways.

Petrina Murphy, area manager for Greater Anglia, said: “I am delighted to welcome John as our official station adopter.

“Sudbury station is an important gateway to the town and I am sure it will benefit greatly from John’s input.”

Around 80 stations across the Greater Anglia network have adopters.