We went down to the annual Association of Community Rail Partnership awards knowing we had been short-listed for two categories – Temporary Artworks and the Photography.
We are delighted to announce our new Station Stars – Isabelle, Francesca and Oliver.
The photo (and the station) were voted Third place out of the hundred or so entries.
Photo Geoff Mitchell
Thanks to all our station volunteers, supporters and sponsorship from the local community and businesses and not forgetting the local Councils and Northern Rail – we are have been deemed an Outstanding Neighbourhood in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards.
Thanks to Mary and Doris for venturing across to York to collect the Award – and have a nice lunch!
Out of the 400 plus stations they operate, Northern Rail nominated us for the Best Station Adoption Group award 2012.
We are in a shortlist of 6 stations from around the country who will learn who is top-dog at the national Community Rail 2012 ceremony at Swindon on 30 September.
We did not get a Gong this time, but we all can be very proud how we have brought together a small community round the village railway station.
It can be fun – some of the time (when it stops raining!).
Next Dig-in was last Friday at 13.30 and there was no slacking.
Our faithful dozen or so got a lot of weeding and hedge trimming done – in the sunshine!
Despite a bit of weather to spoil all this Global warming, we are busy planning for a colourful 2010 season.
Not only will we, along with our neighbours around the station be welcoming the Yorkshire in Bloom judges, but are planning to start a Community Garden on the embankment.
Watch this space!
Along with with our neighbours, the 2009 Yorkshire in Bloom award – judging was on
Tuesday 21 July In Pennine monsoon conditions!
Both station volunteers and our neighbours welcomed the judge,
Malcolm Sunderland over coffee and biscuits kindly provided by Fr John Gott.
Eh, we had a reet good do.
October 2nd the Yorks in Bloom Judge, Malcolm Sunderland joined us for lunch at the Church of the Good Shepherd through the hosptitality of Fr John and the donations from Lyn at the Shoulder of Mutton and Cllr Christine Bampton-Smith and her free-range hens.
All put together by our Hon Secretary, Sue Mitchell
Photos by Stephanie Ryan of the Warley Bloom Group
Matt Gibson, our Station Manager receiving a small token of our appreciation from the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr John Beacroft-MItchell.