The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) have re-started regular work parties under strict Covid-19 guidelines.
At the end of 2019 and prior to lockdown in March 2020, FoHS planted spring bulbs and flowering shrubs alongside the southbound platform which brought a welcome splash of colour during Spring.
From early July, as government regulations eased, Northern Trains issued "resumption guidance", permitting Friends groups to resume work at their stations. Since then, FoHS have been working to improve the environment for rail passengers and to encourage wildlife at Handforth Station.
On the northbound platform, FoHS plan have started work on constructing four new large wooden planters, two of which will be built by the 1st Handforth Scout Group when Covid-19 guidelines allow their meetings to recommence. The planters will contain spring bulbs, as well as climbers such as roses and clematis.
Hugh Everett, Secretary for the FoHS, said "We're delighted to be back at work at the station, helping to keep it cheerful and welcoming for all. We plan to meet on the last Saturday of each month between 10am and 12midday; visit our website to contact us if you want to get involved. We always try to involve other local community groups in our work, so we look forward to the Scouts helping to complete our planters soon."