Volunteers and Friends of Holmes Chapel Railway Station & Viaduct were delighted to receive the Cheshire Best Kept Stations 2020 Special Award. Due to Covid restrictions the Friends were unable to receive the award in person until 26th May 2021.The presentation was made in accordance with the Government and Northern's requirements and facemasks were removed briefly just for the photograph.
The main purpose of the group is to make Holmes Chapel Railway Station a pleasing environment for the local community, passengers and visitors to Holmes Chapel.
They achieve this aim by working with local community and businesses. This includes the Parish Council, Holmes Chapel Library (where they supported an art display in association with the Community Rail Officer) The Cedars Residential Care Home in Holmes Chapel; the Busy Bees Nursery School in Holmes Chapel (pre-School children) and the 2nd Holmes Chapel Brownies.
The Best Kept Stations Special Award honours those volunteers who put so much time and effort into making their location railway station an attractive place for people to visit and use.
Photo below shows from L – R Julie Barber , Geoffrey Males, Lindsay Wright & Tony Wright (Volunteers & Friends of Holmes Chapel Railway Station and Viaduct), Mark Barker ( Chair, Cheshire Best Kept Stations), Rebecca Styles (Regional Community and Sustainability Manager, Northern Trains Ltd) & Mike Street (Councillor for Holmes Chapel Parish Council)