A ROTARY group has continued its work to carry out 'major improvements' to a local railway station.

Volunteers have worked to improve Church and Oswaldtwistle station throughout the year and three more major external jobs have been completed recently.

The subway, which was previously in a 'poor state' has been painted white with the help of Network Rail.

Weeds, bushes and overgrown grass on the approach to the station have also been removed to make the area 'more presentable'.

This was carried out by volunteers from the Rotary group of Church and Oswaldtwistle, who also helped lay four tonnes of chipping.

The Rotary group also recently contacted Network Rail to repair a retaining wall, which had become an 'eyesore' due to dislodged coping stones.

President elect Lyndon Heap said “Our rotary club is very proud to be associated with the improvement of our local railway station.

"This is probably our largest ongoing community project and we are thankful of all the help we get from Rotarians and friends of rotary.

"I am sure residents whether they use the railway or not will appreciate that areas of past neglect have now been rectified."

The group continue to carry out regular clean ups on Saturday mornings.