On track with a best kept station award

February 2020

Nantwich in Bloom - Working for the enviroment

A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE 

 

Left to right: the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Arthur Moran; Malcolm Reid, Nantwich in Bloom; Douglas Bowyer Bates, Nantwich in Bloom; Sue Sherwood, Nantwich in Bloom Chair; Steve Otter, Nantwich in Bloom and Ansa (the Cheshire East company); Kulvinder Bassi, Community Rail Team Leader for the Department of Transport; and Mark Barker, Chairman of Cheshire

Best Kept Stations.

 

 

 

Main information and images from a Press release by Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Town Council's Marketing Manager

  Additional material by "A Dabber's Nantwich"


THE awards keep coming in for Nantwich after the Nantwich in Bloom Committee scooped another award in the Cheshire Best Kept Stations competition of 2019.

   Members of the committee collected the Merseyrail In Bloom Award at a ceremony at The Grange Theatre, in Hartford, on Tuesday, January 28.

   The awards were presented by Kulvinder Bassi, Community Rail Team Leader for the Department of Transport.

  The awards were set up to celebrate and recognise the hard work of station adoption and community groups across Cheshire.

   The ceremony, which was attended by more than 150 guests, shines a light on improvements to stations from gardening to arts projects and other community activities.

   Nantwich in Bloom volunteers have put considerable effort into making Nantwich Station a reflection of the town’s allure, with the planting and maintenance of flowerbeds and containers on the station platforms.

   These provide an attractive and welcoming all year round floral display which can be enjoyed by all rail

passengers, residents and visitors to the town.  

 

Nantwich in Bloom are the Transport for Wales Station Adopter for the railway station.

 

IN 2014, Nantwich in Bloom Committee became the first group to win a new best kept stations award from In Bloom 2013.

   They have been winning awards for their work on Nantwich Station since 2008 when they won a Community Award, followed by the Best Kept Garden Award in 2010 and 2017, the Cheshire East Award in 2011, and the Merseyrail in Bloom award in 2016 as well as 2019. There was also a special award in May 2012 at the Station Adoption Conference in Shrewsbury.

   They won the Best Station award in 2018.

 

ANOTHER station to win an award this year was Wrenbury which received the Roberts Bakery Award for the most improved station. Friends of Wrenbury Station are the Transport for Wales Station Adopter for the railway station which is a request stop station.

 

THE full list of awards can be found via the link

https://www.bestkeptstations.org.uk/2019-winners.

 

THE Nantwich station award follows a series of awards from North West In Bloom which included a Gold Award in the Town Category and an Outstanding Contribution Award for long-serving volunteer Sue Hughes, the Nantwich in Bloom Secretary.  

 

Doug receives an award for work with Britain in Bloom

AN award from North West in Bloom was a Lifetime Achievement which was recently presented to Nantwich resident, Alderman Doug Butterill.

    Unable to attend the awards ceremony, Doug was handed his accolade by Nantwich In Bloom Chair, Sue Sherwood, and the Mayor of Nantwich. Councillor Arthur Moran.

    Doug has been involved with Britain in Bloom since 1979. That's 40 years of promoting ‘bloom’ in Nantwich and encouraging others to join him. He was Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom for many years.

   Latterly, he has worked with primary schools, the Rotary Club of Nantwich and Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, primarily in Coed Wen, an area for tree planting off Shrewbridge Road, and in Nantwich Riverside, planting bulbs and wildflowers and creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

   Nantwich has benefitted greatly from all his work.

   For just one example of that work see here.

 

The Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Arthur Moran, and Nantwich In Bloom Chair Sue Sherwood present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Doug Butterill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the  flower beds at Nantwich Station

LNWR returns to Nantwich Station 

The key to Nantwich in Bloom pages

Click on the links to view previous pages

October 2005: Beautiful town


April 2008: So much in just a month

May: Bluebells, etc

June: Cocoa Yard, etc

July: North West in Bloom judges, etc

August: Margaret Thrower, and other matters

October: Apples, cheese and other thoughts

December: Riverside planting

Nantwich in Bloom awards 2008


May 2009: Station award

June: Fire cadets help out

June (2): Pupils plant small copse

June (3): A design for the town centre

July: A roundabout design - and the judges call in

August: Wiiners all over town

September: Community Pride awards

November: MP meets pupils at tree planting

December: Tree gift marks awards


March 2010: Award for Nantwich Station

March (2): Network Rail under fire

August: Award for Chairman

October: Cheshire Community Pride Awards

 

 

March 2011: Best Kept Station awards ceremony

March (2): Award plaque unveiled

March (3): Pupils help with tree planting

July: North West in Bloom judges visit town. 

October: Double for Bloom team

December: Pupils plant apple trees


March 2012: Station gardens award

April: Seeds for butterflies and bees

April (2): Wild flower seed sowing

April (3): Pupils visit the Village

June: Railway station adoption group award

June (1): Party after beacon is lit 

June (2): Beacon joins the chain - just

June (3): Pictures from the party

June (4): Hitch as beacon is relit

July and August: The judges call in

October: Two separate awards for town


February 2013: Community orchard honour

April: Now he has a new role

June: Societies get together to tidy up town

July: Judges in town

August: Our tribute to John Gerard

October: Gold award for town

 

 

January 2014: Committee plans for a new year

March:  Committee first winners of railway station award

June: Marking 50 years of Britain in Bloom

October: Gold award again


November 2015: Gold award - once again . . .!


August 2016: Invitation to sample orchard fruit (updated October 2018)


April 2017: Awarded prize for the work they do

November 2017: Seventh time as gold award winners


July 2018: All out to win award again

October 2018: An update on the community orchard

November 2018: Now it's eight times . . .


December 2019: And . . . nine!


 

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