|Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on October 2, 2016 at 10:25 PM|
On Thursday, 29 September 2016, John Stretton and Richard Dunn travelled to Southport, to represent Ashchurch, Tewkesbury & District Rail Promotion Group (ATDRPG) at ACoRP's Awards Dinner. They were there to discover whether the Group had been successful in their entry of the station garden in the national community rail 'It's Your Station' category.
One of 17 entries in this section, ATDRPG were delighted to receive a Silver Award for their efforts in creating a vibrant community garden. This was a most satisfactory outcome after 3 1/2 years of hard work and is in addition to the constant highly complimentary comments received from visitors to the station, not least passengers and drivers of the locals trains! The evening was rounded off with very positive discussions with GWR over future developments at the station.
The garden was also 'mentioned in despatches' for the Gold Award to Tewkesbury In Bloom in the 'Heart of England In Bloom' competition.
The Group would like to thank all the various volunteers over the past 3 1/2 years for their support, commitment, grit and determination! This award is a credit to all of them.