- Location: Salford
- Project Type: Green & Clean Community
- Area: North West
- Awarded: £1000
- Status: In Progress
The Friends of Eccles Station have been working on clearing fly-tipped rubbish, rubble, weeds, overgrown trees and other debris from the station for the past two years. Train travel is the cleanest, greenest, cheapest & fastest form of off-peak public transport from Eccles to Manchester so the Friends aim to make the station a better place to travel to and from. A pleasant station will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and travel by train, and the more they travel by train, the better it is for the environment and the less chance there is of the station becoming neglected again. Now the Friends want to create a garden on the platform to lend a bit of colour to the once drab and neglected site. With their It’s Your Community award they will be able to buy plants, compost, topsoil and a retaining wall of railway sleepers. Artwork is planned and all materials used will be from sustainable/recycled sources.