Ely station community project comes up trumps
On a recent Sunday morning, a group of volunteers joined together to work their magic on a neglected area at Ely station.
On what was a beautiful morning, Alan Neville, the newly appointed manager for National Express at Ely station together with Station Supervisor Dave Funnell, were joined by volunteers from City of Ely Perspective, Ely in Bloom, EARTH, Ely Horticultural Society, and National Car Parks to undertake the improvements.
The group set about clearing the border between the footpath and the car park at the station in preparation for planting in the near future. Many bags of undergrowth and rubbish were cleared.
The idea of involving community organisations in improving a previously neglected area of the station came up at a meeting between Alan Neville and Philip Eden from Ely Perspective.
Alan, a keen gardener, said “I am very keen to work with the local community as it is very much their station. I am grateful for the combined effort and look forward to continued links with the various organisations in and around Ely”. He added, “I will be visiting the EARTH charity at the Larkfield Centre shortly with a view to them providing plants and shrubs for the next stage”.
“It is wonderful that people care about the station and its appearance” said Philip Eden who was among those present. “The opportunities for enhancement are great, and Alan has already made a big difference, and with community involvement there will be a sense of pride at this important gateway to Ely. We very much hope to be back to take part in further activities”.