A number of new themed planters have appeared on the platform across several stations on the SER 1066 line. Stephen Crowley the member of staff based at Hastings has been producing planters from waste materials he has found around the stations. Using discarded pallets, pieces of wood and plastics items found whilst conducting his job as a line cleaner, Stephen has so far produced 10 new planters to be spread across three stations but word has got out and the demand for his creations is spreading further up the line.

With the aid of the volunteer gardener at Hastings the appropriate plants have been sourced from another local charity. The Friary Gardeners have now been involved in a number of line projects. This is a charity providing training and work opportunities to adults with autism and additional needs.

It is hoped that this will be an ongoing project with benefits being felt further afield.

Acknowledgement must go to Stephen, SER and the local management for their support as well the Community Rail Network for the kind funding.