MORE renovations will take place at Westbury Station after it was given £20,000 by GWR’s community improvement fund.

A room at Westbury station to be redecorated for community rail meetings and for TransWilts to use as an office.

The room is currently used as storage and for occasional station meetings.

Station manager Jay Wilcox will help organise the painting and decorating and modification, as well as installing a second door which will be coded and used for access by community rail.

GWR managing director Mark Hopwood said: “We at GWR recognise only too well the vital role that rail plays in local and the national economy, and I am delighted that we have been able to continue to support the communities we serve with this funding.”

Paul Johnson chair of TransWilts said: “TransWilts were delighted to receive the GWR award for the refurbishment of Westbury Station office. The funding supports an ambitious project to convert the station room to an office.”

With match funding, the total investment being made in the Wiltshire area community will top £25,000.

All the proposals were presented to a panel of representatives from GWR’s Customer Panel made up of local customers, the Advisory Board made up of local stakeholders, and the executive management team. Final recommendations were then put to the Department for Transport for approval.

The Customer and Communities Improvement Fund was established to recognise and back projects identified by the communities where GWR operates, with projects requiring local authority match funding.