Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership Launches Initiatives
Since its instigation last November, the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership has been busy promoting initiatives to involve local communities in the improvements of local stations and services. The following may be of interest to you.
Backtrack Anti-Trespass Competition
The CRP is backing a national competition, aimed at 11-18 year olds, to create a short film, script, storyboard or song to warn others of the danger of trespassing on the railway. There are 21 great prizes in 6 Categories, and there are 3 spot prizes for entrants from Worcestershire. The top prizes up for grabs include 6 GoPro Hero8 bundles. For more details, click on the logo above.
Stitch Train Worcestershire
The CRP is looking for volunteer stitchers to create two 11.5m long Community Artworks featuring trains. 18 tapestry train artworks will be produced for display at stations in Worcestershire during the autumn. After display, all the trains will be linked together to form two massive trains – each 11.5m long – to be exhibited in the first instance at the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership Anniversary event in November. Each volunteer will be sent a free kit in the post with all that is needed to create one of the individual tapestry pieces which will be combined to form first the station artwork and then the full trains. The trains featured will be the new Class 196 units being introduced by West Midlands Railway on services in Worcestershire later this year, and the GWR Intercity Express Trains which now run on the Cotswold Line. Full instructions are included so even those totally new to stitching can feel confident that they will produce artwork to be proud of. Finished tapestries need to be returned by Friday 4 September. For more details, click on the photo above.
Scenic Rail Britain
All four of the lines within Worcestershire are now on Scenic Rail Britain. It is hoped that there will be a competition to name each of the northern three in conjunction with Visit Worcestershire during August. We will update this webpage when we receive further information. The Scenic Britain webpage can be viewed by clicking on the photo above.