The weather’s not been kind for the volunteer gardeners of Mytholmroyd so far this year, but a hard-working gang have out and about by the station and much has been achieved by walking round and planning how to tackle the rather unwieldy embankments for the best for everyone concerned.
Planning for the embankment gardens on the Leeds side has been a little tricky with two important projects in the pipeline; the station building and a large 203 space car park. Both will compromise all the spare land that has been cultivated therefore it’ll be kept tidy.
Instead, work will focus on the Manchester-side embankment area. It is being considered to promote the Elizabeth Garden area as a focal point for all their community involvement. Poster boards that display artwork from local schools, community artists’ work and local history boards will be displayed along the fencing, which will be easier and safer for the annual “unveiling of the school art”.
The art boards have had to be removed; be prepared is the groups motto, as they don’t want to slow the restoration of the station building which has been in the planning for only seven years or more.
It’s left the building looking a bit sad, neglected and unloved. Annie Lawson, art co-ordinator for the partnership commented, “It makes me feel proud of what we achieved when I look at it now.”
An upcoming project that’s beginning to take shape is a new “wind chime” that’s beginning to take shape, thanks to Graham, George and Geoff. Expect this and various other environmental works over the next few months.
Following a successful bid for a grant from the local Town Council to forward the planned objective of becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation for the management of “The Station Building, Mytholmroyd”. The partnership paid a flying visit to Birmingham to meet the legal firm that has accepted their brief. It was an encouraging and thoughtful meet and the would-be trustees received our notes and impressions. The partnership awaits the first draft from their solicitor and will take the next exciting step of arranging a meeting with all parties involved soon.