The team recently attended the Annual ACoRP Awards dinner in Southport. Of the many awards we were shortlisted for we came away with two; a first prize for best permanent community art project and a second, jointly with Southern for the ‘Try the Train’ trips. It was a great night out in a beautiful but very windy resort all courtesy of Southern, made all the better by bringing home some prizes.
The art project was recognition of the project we worked on at Edenbridge Town station underpass working with young people from the two Edenbridge Youth Clubs and a very talented local artist Graham Upton.
The second was working with Southern on a project to help people who are reluctant to use trains, perhaps because of a physical difficulty, to enjoy an escorted train trip with staff members on hand to answer any questions and help allay any fears.