Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group have been busy setting up a book exchange in the waiting room and renovating flower beds on the Station approach.
Esther McVey, the MP for the Tatton Constituency opened the new book exchange on Friday and admired the flower beds including a Remembrance Poppy display.
Anyone can take a book, swop a book or leave a book at the exchange. Second hand books can be reused time and again for everyone’s enjoyment. A train journey can be a great time to sit back, relax and read a book.
Station group volunteer Kelvin Briggs commented:
“Reading can be a wonderful escape from the stress of everyday life. Reading on a train can be a great way of passing the journey time. A great alternative to scrolling your phone! Simply pick up a book at the station and bring it back when you have finished reading it.”
There are books for both adults and children along with a selection of magazines. Children from the Ryleys School in Alderley Edge attended the launch and donated books.
Esther McVey said:
“I was pleased to visit Alderley Edge station and see the innovative use the waiting room has been put to. It is also great to see the station, as a whole, being cared for and that is a huge credit to the hardworking ‘Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group’ ”
Alderley Edge Station Volunteer group are responsible for the all year round planting and artwork displays at the station. The group aim is to make the station a more welcoming place with more art work to follow soon.
Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern said:
“This is a fantastic initiative that our volunteers have created that will make the station even more welcoming for our customers. Our community partners are the heartbeat of the railway and we’re extremely proud to work closely with them to deliver such a wide-ranging positive impact for the north of England.”