'Network Rail currently have partnerships with
nearly 60 community groups throughout Britain, clearing litter and
creating gardens, heritage and wildlife areas on unused railway
land. Another 30 community schemes are at various stages of
implementation. We try to enhance the great work these groups do by
providing volunteers and equipment' Derek
Crook, Head of Community Relations
As one of our Proud Partners, Network Rail have committed to
deliver the Love Where You Live principles in the following
Encourage personal responsibility and positive
action- Running community schemes which enable voluntary
groups to look after disused areas of Network Rail land, such as
disused platforms, land adjoining stations, or land underneath
viaducts. The groups work hard to keep these areas tidy
by picking up litter and trimming vegetation.
Take responsibility for keeping your own immediate area
clean-Building on their existing maintenance plans,
Network Rail have set up bi-annual 'Big Clean Up' days where teams
across the country focus on improving the appearance of the
local railway. The first Big Clean Up day resulted in over 600
tonnes of rubbish being cleared in a week .
Network Rail are also investing £10 million to improve the
appearance of the railway around Olympic hot-spots in time for
2012. This will involve the removal of litter and graffiti as well
as other aesthetic improvements.
Work in partnership with neighbours to reduce
litter- Working closely with local groups, residents,
communities and train operating companies to raise awareness
around all anti-social behaviour linked to railway
Raise awareness and education about the prevention of
littering-Network Rail get involved a nation-wide
publicity campaigns, most recently in conjunction with a
national clear-up day which generated widespread coverage
locally. They also participated in the production of
BBC1's documentary on fly tipping by offering case studies and
access to hotspots.
Make it easy for people not to drop
litter- Working with the industry to make sure
that trains are kept clean and tidy with bins available on trains.
If unable to provide bins at major stations for security purposes,
Network Rail has regular patrols to keep the environment free