The Friends of Kidsgrove Train Station group was formed 3 years ago to regenerate the gardens which were laid out many years ago at Kidsgrove Train Station, however left to decline. The Group consists of 7 senior citizens who spend many hours gardening and planting floral displays and shrubs. In memory of the founder of the garden (deceased last year) a rose garden and shrubs were planted. East Midlands Trains, Kidsgrove Rotary Club, Tesco, SCC, Clough Hall Residents' Association and others have kindly donated funds for the project. Last year they were awarded 3rd prize for community gardens in NBC Britain in Bloom.
However the past few weeks Kidsgrove Rail Station has seen damage caused to the gardens, with the theft of plants and litter left lying around for others to tidy up. This is clearly upsetting for the Friends of Kidsgrove Station group who donate their own time and work hard on this project, whilst also not a good advert for Kidsgrove with the many commuters who will pass through the town on the train network.
It is hoped that such damage will now stop as the flowers have little value to others, yet to Kidsgrove town have a great amount of worth in promoting and making Kidsgrove look appealing.
You can read more on this topic with a post by one of the members of The Friends of Kidsgrove Station in the Forum Boards.