Artwork is set to be installed outside Stairfoot Station to represent the industrial heritage of Stairfoot and mark the original station site.
Stuart Palmer of Advanced Engineering Services has created the artwork for the site, which will improve the vibrancy and identity of the area for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Community groups volunteered their time to protect the Heritage Park for future generations and conserve the rich heritage of the site. It’s been all hands on deck as the group organised tidy ups and litter picks to spruce the area up. Works have been supported by the Central Area Team, McDonalds and Tesco.
Funding for the project has been secured through Section 106 which has been matched by Principal Towns. As well as the artwork, the funding will also invest in an archway gate at the Trans-Pennine Trail entrance to welcome visitors and walkers to the area.
Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “This project is a great example of how groups can come together, assisted by funding from the council, to create vibrant areas for the public to enjoy. This project combines the work of local groups, councillors, and Principal Towns funding to deliver an outstanding heritage piece.”