Beds and Herts Community Rail Partnership have made it onto the shortlist for the National Community Rail Awards 2021 in a number of categories as part of joint Community Rail-themed projects with other partner organisations:
• In the Involving Diverse Groups category together with Thameslink for the “Art at the station” project, with artwork provided by pupils at Heathlands School for Deaf Children in the waiting room on platform 1 at St Albans City Station
• In the Photo Competition jointly with St Albans South Signal Box Trust for the photo entry “The photo exhibition now arriving on platform 4…”
• In the Best Communications Category jointly with other Thameslink CRPs with for the “Countryside, Capital & Coast: an online Thameslink Guide”; which is a Days out by Train itinerary planner based on the Scenic Rail Britain web platform, which can be viewed on the Scenic Rail Britain website Scenic Rail Britain website
CRP Line Officer Andy Buckley also worked with Stephen Sleight and Marston Vale CRP with their entry in the Community Creative Projects and Station Arts Category with the entry “Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day”, honouring Captain Sir Tom Moore’s Legacy. It shows the platform seat with accompanying poem, by BedsRCC colleague, Mick Child, dedicated to Captain Tom at Millbrook Station.
The photo competition is now open for the public to choose a favourite pic vote until Monday 6 September, visit the Community Rail Awards SurveyMonkey page to cast your vote.