Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group were honoured at the 20th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Thursday, March 16th.
The 'Rising Star' Award was presented to Group Chair Kelvin Briggs for all the great work they have carried out at the station.
Mark Barker, Chair of Cheshire Best Kept Stations said: "Tonight's Awards Evening is a celebration and a thank you for all the volunteers and community groups who do so much to brighten up our stations in Cheshire. You are all winners!
"The Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group have worked tirelessly giving much tender loving care to transform the image of the station. Innovative planting including a herb garden made out of a pallet, up-cycling a disused grit box, commissioning high quality art work showing the attractive natural environment of the village and the history of the Manchester to Crewe rail line. Alderley Edge is a station the community clearly cares for."
The awards were presented before 100 guests at The Grange Theatre in Hartford by Brian Barnsley, Deputy Chief Executive of Community Rail Network, the umbrella organisation for the nationwide Community Rail movement .
On presenting the awards, Brian said: "I am certain that Community Rails continuing strength lies with local communities getting involved. The Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards remain a wonderful celebration of all the volunteers efforts, congratulations to all the winners!"
Kelvin Briggs commented "Volunteering with others at the station is great fun. Receiving the 'Rising Star' award means a lot to our relatively young station adoption group. We have had great support from the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail partnership who have encouraged our passion to make the station a more welcoming place for passengers and local residents. The award reflects our volunteers hard work and creativity with inspiring artwork and themed garden projects.We are highly motivated by the award to press on with exciting new infrastructure projects at the station to further improve our little bit of Cheshire railway'."
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