South Wigston Community Garden & Station Nature Reserve

South Wigston Train Station Adopters have been granted a peace of land at the staion which has been given as a nature reserve, to increase wildlife to the local area. South Wigston Station triangle already has a protected areas further up the line due to rare grasses and butterflies. Elliott Hall are working with the local adopters along with Network Rail, East Midlands Trains to maintain this area, building bird, bat and bug boxes etc, as well as working with different local communioty groups  which is supporting peoples health & wellbeing. 
If you feel you can help please get in touch by clicking the link below. 

SW Competition

 

Like drawing, painting or colouring, why not have a go at our colouring compepition with EMR & South Wigston South Wigston Train Station Nature Reserve to design a picture to do with wildlife, this could be animals, insects & flowers etc.

Each picture must be on A4 portrate, with you name, contact details and age on the back. These can be posted to Elliott Hall, Albion Street, South Wigston, LE18 4SA, entries in completed and handed in by end of October 2024 

South Wigston Station Adopters

We are a freindly bunch of volunteers who support South Wigston Station by keeping the station clean and tidy for the local community but also the train users. You can help us by joining EMR Adopters with helping with litter picking, gardening, community events.
All equipment will be supplied as will training EMR will in return offer limited free train tickets on their network.

Working together as a community

Within the reserve we will installed the following:
20 different bird boxes
1 bat box
1 bug hotel
1 hedgehog house
1 bird tabl

The new giant bug hotel has now been made by the shed group and will be installed soon.

Bird boxes are being made by the shed community group based at Elliott Hall, who meet Monday, Tuesday &Thursdays. If you wish to join please use contact page.

The area has started to be cleared ready by EMR for the safety so the station adopters can maintain the area. Posts have also been installed  ready for the new bird boxs.

South Wigston Station bridge is so bright and wonderful. This project was completed in 2023 working with local schools and groups within the local area.

The new bug hotel has been installed and has been busy with life.

The bird table is in place and can be seen from platform 2. In remberance of Judy, a local resident who loved wildlife.

We are pleased to be supported by Serco HMP Fosse Way, by supply staff to help with community projects, also with their recycled compost made from food waist to grow our wild flowers. 

We have been lucky enough to have help by Serco Prision staff who volunteered to help clear and tidy up nature reserve, they have made a large difference.

We are seeing an increase in wildlife, foxes, wood peckers, owls, bats and other birds. We have even had a muntjac visit us.

Wild Flowers Growing In Reserve

Just some of the wild flowers growing at the reserve

We will be platnting more over the year to increase the insects and wildlife

We will be platnting more over the year to increase the insects and wildlife

These plants will be left to self seed to spread 

A weed is just a flower in the wrong place!

The meadow mix has started to come through in areas on station.

South Wigston Community Garden

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community offers those who enjoy gardening or dont have a garden, some where to come and enjoy gardening while supporting the local community. We have two areas, flowers and nature area, and a vegtable growing area with a green house. We also help look after rasied beds at South Wigston Station as part of the nature reserve and also planters on Blaby Road on the high street. If you wish to help or pop down please get in contact. Click Here To Contact

Flowers


We grow sesonal flowers which are planted around Elliott Hall and the local community planters.

Raised Beds

All our beds are raised, so can be reached by wheelchairs.

Community Beds

We look after not just Elliott Hall, but also beds around the community of South Wigston.

Veggie Garden

We have our own veggie garden where we grow sesonal items. These are used within house or given away to local community.

Green House

We have our own green house so able to grow throughout the year.

Elliott Hall For The Youth & Community (CIC)

14 Albion Street,

South Wigston,

Leicester,

LE18 4SA


07703 441894

07880 715656


Email the following:
[email protected]


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ELLIOTT HALL FOR YOUTH AND COMMUNITY C.I.C.
Community Interest Company Number 12458934