Friends win a prize

The Friends have entered a STIHL competition for a 'Green Fingered Community Hero' competition, and have become one of six finalists.

The gardening group has a dedicated team of hard-working gardeners looking after the gardening on the massive embankments and long platforms.

Jean Johnson was put forward  to represent the gardening group, and she has won a STIHL cordless brushcutter with battery and charger worth over £500.

The competition looks to recognise and reward those people that have given their neighbourhoods in the form of gardening, landscaping, clearing or cultivating.

There is no water supply on the station so all water has to be manually delivered to the station and down the steep ramps to platform level.

Jean has no car so she brings water, plants, tools etc. on her bicycle.

Phil Rowbotham collected the prize on the 15th July 2016 from the STIHL suppliers Fasthire in Bredbury Stockport.