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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 10:46:07 pm »

Word reaches me from the Community Rail Awards 2019...

Unfortunately, this forum, entered in the 'Best Community Engagement' category, failed to place.

However, Graham Ellis (grahame), our forum founder, placed second in the 'Outstanding Volunteer Contribution' category. Congratulations Graham!

A word of thanks also to forum administrator Chris Hankin (Chris from Nailsea), and GWRs Head of Public Affairs, Jane Jones, for their letters of support for Graham's entry in this award category. Thanks also to Bob Morrison (bobm) for coordinating the entry and writing the introduction. Graham's name was put forward for this award category after a motion at this forum's first AGM in June 2019.




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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2019, 12:58:55 am »

Word reaches me from the Community Rail Awards 2019...

Unfortunately, this forum, entered in the 'Best Community Engagement' category, failed to place.

It was, however, shortlisted.   The team here is not dis-sprited by making the final but not being placed in the final - in a race that (if we're honest) wasn't actually designed for on line groups and activities.   Remarkable - and thanks due to everyone who posts or supports - that we got as far as we did

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However, Graham Ellis (grahame), our forum founder, placed second in the 'Outstanding Volunteer Contribution' category. Congratulations Graham!

A word of thanks also to forum administrator Chris Hankin (Chris from Nailsea), and GWRs Head of Public Affairs, Jane Jones, for their letters of support for Graham's entry in this award category. Thanks also to Bob Morrison (bobm) for coordinating the entry and writing the introduction. Graham's name was put forward for this award category after a motion at this forum's first AGM in June 2019.

Thank you.    In "Oscar" style, I really wish I'd been able to stand up and thank everyone.   That's heartfelt - you mention CfN and Bobm and Jane - but there are so many others.  Without that teamwork, I could not shout about ll the great things because there would not be those great things!
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2019, 06:10:09 am »

Huge congratulations on your award Graham. Extremely well earned and well deserved. So pleased to see what you do and what you have done for the Transwilts line over the years be recognised at such an event. Really pleased.
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2019, 07:51:45 am »

I must add my congratulations.  The award is well deserved for all the hard work that you put in.
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2019, 08:27:03 am »

Congratulations, I followed the awards on the Modern Railways Twitter feed last night. They only mentioned the winners and it was a good to see you awarded second place when I logged on this morning.
The community engagement award to CreativiTea was well deserved and is detailed below

https://communityrail.org.uk/dcrp-looe-valley-mar19/
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2019, 03:54:02 pm »

Congratulations Grahame and well done to all the moderators and administrators of this forum for getting so far.
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2019, 06:14:26 pm »

If Graham only made second, the outstanding volunteer winner must be ABSOLUTELY TRULY AMAZINGLY outstanding ! Who was it by the way ?
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2019, 06:57:06 pm »

Julie Gibbon of Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership
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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2019, 11:27:51 am »

Julie Gibbon's outstanding work is celebrated in the event "glossy" ... with a shorter piece on each of the two runners up.   Scanned extract below.   Community Rail spans the north, the south and the midlands and (as Jools Townsend, ACoRP CEO commented as she introduced this catergory), it's the most strongly contested and most difficult to judge of all the categories





Quite extraordinary what has been done at Haltwhistle Station ... and aspirations for similar facilities at Melksham. And I note again that we can learn in Melksham with regard to bringing new visitors to the town.   Early days yet, though - Julie over 20 years with the group, with a useful train service at Haltwhistle all that time;  not yet six years since Melksham returned to a marketable service level. And I can look at Julie's qualities described and only aspire to some of them.  An example to us all.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2019, 11:11:01 pm »

Julie Gibbon's outstanding work is celebrated in the event "glossy" ... with a shorter piece on each of the two runners up.   

And more in the News and Star from Cumberland.  The Devon and Cornwall Community Rail Partnership and the TransWilts were congratulated (by CRP name not be entry) by Chris Heaton-Harris in his talk at the GWR Stakeholder event yesterday - so Community Rail is indeed recognised at the new political level.   Honourable mention from me for Severnside who were also placed in a category.

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