One of the priorities identified by Whyteleafe Village Council is to make our village a prettier and more aesthetically pleasing place. So, several months ago we announced our intention to enter into a station adoption scheme with Govia Thameslink Railways for both Whyteleafe and Whyteleafe South Stations.

As part of this scheme, seven new planters full of colourful plants have been installed at these stations. But this is not just a collaboration between two parties, as we have also teamed up with the Whyteleafe Community Hub Garden Group, who generously took on responsibility for nurturing tiny plug plants and cuttings into plants suitable for display (all for a fraction of the cost if bought ready to plant out).

The Garden Group comprises residents who use their energy, enthusiasm and skills to improve the appearance of our community. Without their support, this project would not have started or succeeded. On behalf of the village council, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.

But it does not stop there! The Garden Group have also planted up the borders in the Jubilee Garden, opposite Whyteleafe School, and have put in place arrangements to look after all these blooms. And on top of that, there are further plans to ‘green-up’ other places in Whyteleafe too. 

We hope the results continue to bring some cheer and colour into all our lives and some more wildlife, such as insects and birds, into the village.

If you wish to support the Garden Group in some way please get in touch.

For information about the council’s other activities, meetings and my fellow councillors, visit our website or email me on

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