September 19, 2019
A NEW floral shelter has been put in place at an East Staffordshire town's railway station. A lack of shelter for passengers waiting for taxis and buses has inspired a passionate group of volunteers to build an environmentally friendly pergola with seating at Uttoxeter Railway Station. The wooden structure has been planted with climbing plants to create cover and fragrance and to provide habitats for insects and birds. The project was led by volunteer Mick Eyre, Environment Maintenance Manager for Stoke-on-Trent City Council for 31 years until 2007 when he won a Gold Medal and Best in Show for his Clarice Cliff floral bedding scheme at the RHS show at Tatton Park.