Dead hedge at Westerfield Station - December 2020
Yvonne building the dead hedge at Westerfield Station – 1 December 2020

The Butterflies Bees and Cubs project at Westerfield Station continues apace. Clearing of the Ipswich-bound platform (to make way for plants in Spring 2021) has produced a large amount of twigs and branches. The station adopters have used the material to create a ‘dead hedge’ which will help with wildlife habitat conservation and eliminate the need to transport the green waste off-site, in turn reducing carbon emissions.

Sandy Burn poses with new tools donated by the Suffolk Gardeners Guild

The Suffolk Gardeners Guild has gifted some tools to the station adopters to help with the project and Network Rail has provided a storage area for the tools right at the station; this will enable the adopters to walk or cycle instead of using a car to transport tools back and forth.