Alderley Edge Station scoops 'Best Kept' award

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Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group have won the prestigious 2023 Cheshire Best Kept Stations top award at the annual ceremony held on Tuesday, 12th March

The Cheshire Best Kept Stations Chair Mark Barker was glowing with his praise of the Alderley Edge Station volunteers describing them as "hard working, ingenious and ambitious for its station, giving much TLC to transform its image supported by Northern Trains and the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership.

He added "Plenty of planting on forecourts and platforms including a herb garden on a pallet and a recycled sand box. High quality artwork shows the beautiful natural environment of the village, local maps and the history of the Manchester to Crewe Line. The group is keen to develop a redundant building and are engaging with the industry. This is clearly a station the community cares for and about."

Kelvin Briggs, chairman of the Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group commented "This means a lot to us to be acknowledged as the best kept station in Cheshire. It came as a big surprise because we were concerned the dilapidated building on the Crewe platform would be a big negative. Thankfully the judges explained how they view factors outside our control.



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Vince Chadwick
Thursday 14th March 2024 at 6:12 pm
An amazing achievement by the volunteer group. Very well done!

Now, Network Rail - do your bit; step up to the plate and replace the Crewe platform canopy that was crudely gas-axed off the platform building some time ago and has not yet been replaced. It is allowing the 1842 platform building to further deteriorate now the weather can get in where the canopy used to be.

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