AS a constituent member of the group that looks
after Nantwich Railway Station, Nantwich in Bloom play their part in the upkeep
of the flower beds and hanging baskets. And so it was fitting that the Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom
(Doug Butterill) and the Secretary (Sue Hughes) should collect a special award
at the 2012 Station Adoption Conference in Shrewsbury on May 22.
It marks the work the group puts
in to keep Nantwich, an unstaffed station, in honours such as the Best Kept
The Arriva presentation was held in the
Prince Rupert Hotel where Doug and Sue received a clear glass award bearing the
simple inscription: "2012 Station Adoption Conference, Shrewsbury. For
outstanding personal contribution. Nantwich Station Adoption Group."
Community Affairs Manager for Arriva Trains Wales, has made several visits to
Nantwich Station as the group receive awards in the Best Kept Station
said: "Each year, we like to recognise individuals or groups who have made a big
contribution towards the Adopt-a-Station scheme. In its eighth year, we have
more than 150 partnerships in the scheme.
"Doug Butterill and his team at Nantwich were recognised in this year’s
conference for their continuing commitment in maintaining the floral displays at
Nantwich railway station. They have been long-standing supporters of the scheme
and have won many awards in the Cheshire Best Kept Station initiative.
"The team are everything that we look for in adopters and their hard work is
reflected in the appearance of the station."
100th station has just been adopted by a local group in North Wales, out of a
total of 190 unstaffed stations. The adopting scheme started in 2004. [If you
are reading this from somewhere that has an unadopted station, and think you
could help, contact Geraint Morgan via e-mail on
The work of the Station Adoption group was
this award at a conference in Shrewsbury