We're going to need a bigger wall for plaques

March 2011 (2)                                                                                               A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE




The new plaque is unveiled by the Mayor of Nantwich (Cllr Joyce Stockton, centre) and the Nantwich Station Master, Shelley Hall. Also pictured is the first Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Edith Williams, right.














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 Joyce Stockton, attended the ceremony, accompanied by the town's first Mayor, Cllr Edith Williams.

   The Mayor, together with Shelley Hall, Nantwich's Station Master, unveiled the third plaque to be displayed on a wall at the station.

   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 good work.”     


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The group poses for a picture taken by Arriva Trains Wales by one of the flower beds on the platform.