The site around the old Carno station has been cleared revealing the building in all its glory. Trees and vegetation had grown around the station over the years and some of the tree branches were overhanging the roof with the potential for damage.
Carno Station Action Group are extremely grateful to Barry Jones of JBJ Tree Services Ltd, our local tree surgeon, for kindly offering to carry out the work at no charge. Barry and Jeremy worked hard and with the assistance of some of the CSAG members, clearing and chipping all the trees both in the car park and on the old platform. “I am pleased to be able to offer my services to clear the site and to help with the campaign to reopen the station” said Barry. “When I was first starting out in business, I received some funding from Carno Community Council to do my very first chainsaw qualification, so this is a nice way to repay the help I was given back then. The opening of the station will be a great asset to all ages locally and we are looking forward to seeing the doors of the station open.’’
CSAG chairman Jeremy Barnes, who was one of the helpers, thanked Barry for his generous contribution to the campaign adding “It is important that as the project moves forward, the buildings are not allowed to deteriorate. There is more work to do but this has been a vital first step in that process.”