Railside bloomers.

Crest Nicholson – the developers who are rapidly transforming Bath’s  Western Riverside from industrial brownfield to a major housing development – are keen to show they care about the older communities nearby and the industrial heritage of the site they are working upon.

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Some of the first new homes at Western Riverside

Not only have they given £500 to the community group who look after the floral displays at Oldfield Park railway station, but they have even done a nice little YouTube feature explaining what has been going on there since a group of local residents decided to ‘adopt’ the station.

They were led by local independent councillor June Player – who is also this year’s Deputy Mayor of Bath.

It was nine years ago that she finally decided to do something about the state of the local station whose overgrown banks had become something of an eyesore.



What she and her army of volunteers have achieved has involved people from the retired to school children and has helped bring a real sense of community spirit.

The  YouTube video – filmed and produced by Alistair Rzeznicki of Bath’s Sunflower Creative Agency – can be viewed here.