VOLUNTEERS from Nantwich in Bloom gathered at
Nantwich railway station on March 15 for the official unveiling of the
latest plaque won by the group in the Cheshire Best Kept Station awards.
The current Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr
attended the ceremony, accompanied by the town's first Mayor, Cllr Edith
The Mayor, together with Shelley
Hall, Nantwich's Station Master, unveiled the third plaque to be displayed
on a wall at the station (right).
Alderman Doug Butterill, Chairman
of Nantwich in Bloom Committee, said: “It is so nice to have another Best
Kept Station award and I am thinking we are going to need a bigger wall to
display all the awards we are getting.
“As can be seen from the number of Nantwich
in Bloom members and volunteers here today, we get an awful lot of help, a
lot of enthusiasm, keeping all these flower beds looking good. I am also
grateful to Arriva Trains Wales for keeping the litter under control. It is
not an easy job.”
Geraint Morgan (of Arriva Trains
Wales) said: “On behalf of the company we have known you now for quite a few
years and you always set a very good standard. Your contribution is greatly
appreciated. I have done a few projects recently with youngsters involving
gardening and I know how long it takes to organise these things. The weather
isn’t always with you. It is very impressive what you have here. At an event
in Chester in May we shall be showing Nantwich as another example of good
practice for other stations to copy. They probably won’t emulate it - not
everyone has a Doug Butterill, have they?”
The Mayor of Nantwich, Mrs Joyce Stockton,
said: “On behalf of Nantwich Town Council I would like to say how very
pleased we are with the Nantwich in Bloom Committee for they all work hard.
Congratulations to you all. The things we have achieved in the past few
years have been wonderful. It makes me proud to be a Dabber. Keep up the
The awards ceremony
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