Volunteering Opportunity – Frodsham Station Gardens

North Cheshire Rail Users Group (NCRUG) and Transport for Wales (TfW) are inviting local people to volunteer to join its station adoption team that looks after the gardens and floral displays at Frodsham Station.

Frodsham, Helsby and Runcorn East have won numerous awards over the years on account of the work put in by community volunteers and the gardens and floral displays are a credit to their work. ‘Team Briggs’ (Janet and Philip) have, after many years of tending the gardens at Frodsham and keeping the station area a tidy and colourful welcome to Frodsham, decided to call it a day.

TfW, who manage Frodsham station, have agreed volunteer activity can re-commence in accordance with current Covid rules. however NCRUG, as a station adopter, is severely short of capacity. TfW give support to anyone wishing to join a station adoption team with tools, plants and compost available and also rail travel vouchers – £100 per annum per station team but rising to £400 for teams of 3 or greater.

There are few formalities (regular reports must be submitted and basic safety training is provided), but the benefits along with the satisfaction of making a difference, all for an hour or so a week could be an attractive proposition for someone wanting regular fresh air along with some gentle activity.

If you want to get involved with station adoption please contact the NCRUG Chair Mark Warren (t: 07979 513205; e: chairman@ncrug.org.uk) and he will put you in touch with the TfW Volunteer Manager who can provide more information on volunteering at our stations.

Photo showing Best Kept Station Award presentation at Frodsham
Community Rail Officer Marina Farey presents the 2020 Frodsham Best Kept Station award to Cllr Caroline Ashton, Mayor of Frodsham. Representatives from TfW and NCRUG look on.