A TEAM of green-fingered Silhillians who look after the gardens at Widney Manor station have been handed a top award for all their hard-work and dedication.
For the past 11 years, members of the Soroptimist International (SI) Solihull and District, a global organisation which focuses on helping women and children to achieve their potential, have supported the planting displays at the station.
Thanks to a grant from London Midland, the seven-strong team have created a colourful and environmentally friendly space for all to enjoy.
In recognition of their hard work, all group members and SI Solihull and District president, Elaine Stephens, were presented with an engraved plaque by Brenda Lawrence, London Midland’s head of Birmingham Snow Hill’s services and customer service manager, Ian Taylor.
Lead adopter and SI member, Sue Mitchell, said: “Working at the station is an extremely rewarding experience, especially seeing how much the community appreciate the work we do.
“Receiving a grant from London Midland has enabled us to complete far more than we would otherwise have been able to do and we’ve received a really warm reception from the team at the station.”
The adoption of the station is a project of the SI Solihull and District ‘Green Group’, which aims to promote a greener and more sustainable environment for the local community.
Faye Lambert, London Midland’s head of community rail, said: “The Widney Manor team are an inspiration to their community and we are delighted to have their support, and considerable gardening expertise, for Widney Manor station.
“Sue and her team are giving a great deal to their community through the pride they take in tending the station gardens.”