A greener approach to Alderley Edge station


Volunteers have been busy working on the station approach this week, reviving the flower bed between the ticket office and the Manchester bound platform entrance.

Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group have pruned back overgrown shrubs and recycled piles of leaves for composting at partner group, Alderley Edge in Bloom's Community allotment at Chorley Hall Lane.

The bed has also been dug over, litter removed and the beds have been planted with winter bedding, perennials and bee friendly plants.

The clear up has also revealed four window arches that have been bricked up for many years. The plan is to position digital art works on weatherproofed boards in the alcoves, partly funded by a grant from the Community Rail Network.

Group Volunteer Kelvin Briggs, said: "The Station Volunteer Group brings people together to create pride in the station environment and the community. Our goal is to make the station a more welcoming, pleasant and attractive place. This work will brighten up what was a dark shady corner. It's been pleasing to receive positive comments from passengers and visitors to the station as we worked "

The voluntary work at the station incorporates community gardening, herb growing, local art projects and hosting visits from young adults with learning disabilities. The group have a number of new projects in the pipeline and as ever welcomes new volunteers to help deliver them.

Any people interested in sparing some time to help the group can contact Kelvin at [email protected]

Alderley Edge Station, Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group


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Vince Chadwick
Thursday 14th October 2021 at 8:58 am
Wonderful Manchester & Birmingham Railway brickwork, reminiscent of Crewe Station. Well done AESVG for clearing that vegetation.
Mark Eden
Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 7:37 pm
A massive thank you for pushing back against our awful modern society of neglect and litter. There is hope! I do litter picks which are either depressing or uplifting. I choose to be glass half full. Keep up the great work and never give up against the low life that litters our life.