On 7 August 2019, we received notification that the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership has been shortlisted in four categories in the annual Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Awards.The Community Rail Awards recognises the important and often unsung work carried out by community rail partnerships, station adopters and community groups, in areas such as station enhancement, community engagement and diversity. The overall winners will be announced at a gala presentation evening on Thursday 3 October at The International Centre, Telford.
Malcolm Chainey, Chair of the CRP said "Four shortlisted awards is a great achievement for the Partnership, highlightlighting the innovative work undertaken and the wide range of support given by the team of volunteers and other community groups".
More details of the Awards and other shortlisted entries are available on the ACoRP website.
The Tyne Valley CRP shortlisted entries are:
Tourism and Heritage Award:
Matthew Barrett – Tourism Development Intern, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership
Small Projects Award (£500 or less):
Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership – Platform Painters paint Hadrian’s Wall
Best Community Engagement Project:
Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership – Wylam Winter Tales
Outstanding Volunteer Contribution:
Julie Gibbon – Tyne Valley CRP volunteer