1st October 2009 - 31st December 2009

Local Volunteers from Plumley were supported by two of their Cheshire East Councillors when they took positive action on their station as part of CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK's single biggest day of volunteering.

A team from the Village led by Sybil Crossman, the Chair of Plumley, Toft and Bexton Council, took to the station. They weeded and tidied the flower beds. The platforms were swept clean.

Cllr George Walton and Cllr Andrew Knowles joined the volunteers and gave them their support.

Volunteers took part to show the positive impact that giving time to benefit others could have, and to show the importance of community spirit in tough times.

The volunteers are "friends" of stations on the Mid Cheshire Line and give their time regularly to care for flower beds at the stations. They also collect litter and report issues through their station adopter to the train operator - Northern Rail.

Sally Buttifant, the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Officer said "Each week there are many volunteers supporting the Mid Cheshire Line, working with partners to care for our stations and improve rail services. They make a huge difference and are unsung heroes. I joined the team at Plumley and would like to say a special thank you to those that turn out at Plumley Railway Station".

John Hulme, Organiser of Cheshire Best Kept Stations and whose business was formerly at the Plumley Station House said "The station in a small village is the heart of the community. The team at Plumley should be proud of the work they carry out. Plumley Railway Station is a credit to the Mid Cheshire Line."

Click the picture to enlarge which shows the Volunteers at Plumley Railway Station

Friends of the Mid Cheshire Line have also been supporting the CSV Make a Difference Day at Cuddington, Greenbank, and Mobberley Railway Stations.

Take a look at their Stations (from the left) to see what volunteering can achieve in the Community.


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