Friends of Dronfield Station was established in 2007. The group has developed award-winning gardens at the stations and a membership base of over 200 people. Dronfield was recently listed as one of the 10 most desirable places in the UK in which to live, with a thriving railway station listed as one of the towns major attributes.
The station is situated south of Sheffield on the main line to London. A number of intercity trains pass through the station without stopping. These trains travel through at relatively high speed and so the group have been working with British Transport Police (BTP) to promote safety awareness on the station. The Schools Art Work Project has involved 13 schools in and around Dronfield. Participating children take part in lively rail safety sessions led by the BTP. The children follow this up by producing their own art work about rail safety for display in the waiting shelters on station platforms.