South Wigston 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.

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.

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

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.

Elliott Hall For The Youth & Community (CIC)

14 Albion Street,

South Wigston,


LE18 4SA

07703 441894

07880 715656

Email the following:
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Community Interest Company Number 12458934