14 Sep 2021
Greater Anglia staff at Ely station are on a mission to delight passengers with flowers, holding a competition to see who can create the best display.
The ‘Ely Station Turf Wars’ competition has seen 12 members of staff allocated to six planters on the platforms and asked them to get creative with their planting schemes.
Staff divided into teams of two and were asked to pick a planter and a packet of seeds to get them started. They then had to come up with a team name and commit to caring for the displays for at least five months to the end of the August, when the winners would be selected.
At the end of the month, passengers will be asked to vote on the best display with a trophy for the winners.
The competition was organised by Train Dispatcher, Jade Wilkinson, who said, “I came up with the idea back in March when the station was looking a bit sorry for itself just coming out of the winter months.
“I felt like it would be something fun for the staff to get involved with during the lockdown when things were very quiet at the station and would create a nice welcome for our customers when they could return.”
“So far everyone has done brilliantly and the platforms are looking so much more attractive and welcoming as a result. I hope that passengers will notice them and it will brighten their day.”