Floral TLC spruces up West Street Memorial

At a recent Crewe Town Council meeting, a local resident made a heartfelt plea to the Town Council to restore a neglected memorial situated on West Street, Crewe.

The Railwaymen Memorial located opposite West Street Christian Fellowship is elegantly carved and honours the first pioneers of Crewe and the men of Crewe Works, but has in recent times become overgrown and uncared for.

Local Crewe Councillors took up the challenge and set about finding partners to help undertake the renovation through the Vision for Crewe Community Plan networks.

Love Crewe, part of Churches Together in Crewe, quickly took up the challenge to spruce up the flower beds and lend some tending loving care to the memorial.

On Friday 27th May, a group of volunteers from Love Crewe and Crewe Town Council weeded, dug and planted the memorial beds and made them flourish once more thanks to gardening materials and plants kindly donated by both Wilkinson’s and B&Q in Crewe.

Crewe Town Councillor, Jill Rhodes said ‘We would like to thank Love Crewe for helping to breathe new life into the Railwaymen Memorial and make it a really fitting tribute to our founding fathers.  It’s great to see the community get involved in looking after the area in which they live and we hope this will be the first of many such projects.’

If you have a community project or an idea which needs some assistance, contact A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan at [email protected]


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