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Harwich & Dovercourt Railway Station Adopters – Updated

Station Adopter SchemeThe ‘Adopt a Station’ scheme, which was started in 2003 enables individuals or groups to adopt their local railway station and contribute to its use and welfare.The voluntary scheme was originally created to improve lines of communication between the train operator and station users however, over the years it has grown to become much more, with station adopters now playing an active role in keeping stations looking good through inventive gardening projects, creative community art projects, taking part in station ‘health checks’ or being the eyes and ears of their station.Adopters have been an integral part of raising money for projects such as improved waiting facilities or planting beautiful station gardens.Volunteers come from all walks of life and come either as a group or as individuals but one thing they’ve all got in common is the idea that their station is fundamental to their community. The work they put into making the station looking wonderful and the care they give is for the benefit for all who use the stations.Abellio Greater Anglia now have over 130 adopters at almost 80 stations across the four counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire that they serve.http://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/about-us/station-adopter-scheme
Harwich Town Station Adopters Georgeta Busuioc and Sue Robinson

Station Adopter SchemeThe ‘Adopt a Station’ scheme, which was started in 2003 enables individuals or groups to adopt their local railway station and contribute to its use and welfare.The voluntary scheme was originally created to improve lines of communication between the train operator and station users however, over the years it has grown to become much more, with station adopters now playing an active role in keeping stations looking good through inventive gardening projects, creative community art projects, taking part in station ‘health checks’ or being the eyes and ears of their station.Adopters have been an integral part of raising money for projects such as improved waiting facilities or planting beautiful station gardens.Volunteers come from all walks of life and come either as a group or as individuals but one thing they’ve all got in common is the idea that their station is fundamental to their community. The work they put into making the station looking wonderful and the care they give is for the benefit for all who use the stations.Abellio Greater Anglia now have over 130 adopters at almost 80 stations across the four counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire that they serve.http://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/about-us/station-adopter-schemeDovercourt Railway Station

Station Adopter Scheme

The ‘Adopt a Station’ scheme, which was started in 2003 enables individuals or groups to adopt their local railway station and contribute to its use and welfare.
The voluntary scheme was originally created to improve lines of communication between the train operator and station users however, over the years it has grown to become much more, with station adopters now playing an active role in keeping stations looking good through inventive gardening projects, creative community art projects, taking part in station ‘health checks’ or being the eyes and ears of their station.

Adopters have been an integral part of raising money for projects such as improved waiting facilities or planting beautiful station gardens.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and come either as a group or as individuals but one thing they’ve all got in common is the idea that their station is fundamental to their community. The work they put into making the station looking wonderful and the care they give is for the benefit for all who use the stations.

http://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/about-us/station-adopter-scheme

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‘Poppy Seeds to create World War 1 memorial’

‘Children scatter poppies to create World War 1 memorial’School children from local primary schools gathered on the Dovercourt cliff slopes beneath the Minesweepers Memorial  to create a living memorial marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. Harwich Town Council has purchased 9 million poppy seeds to create the floral tribute and the area of land was prepared for the sowing of the seeds by Tendring District Council. The Minesweepers Memorial was erected in 1919 and it is intended that the sea of poppies on the cliff slopes beneath it will create an annual reminder and living memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Mayor and Mayoress of Harwich were present along with members of Harwich Town Council and TDC’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment to watch as pupils from All Saints, Chase Lane, Harwich Community, Mayflower, St Josephs, Spring Meadow and Two Village Primary schools scattered the poppy seeds accompanied by the drum corps of the Harwich Royal British Legion.The idea for the living memorial was the brainchild of Harwich Town Councillor, Malcolm Nicholson, and the project was overseen by his Town Council colleague, Cllr Charlie Powell. Cllr Charlie Powell says,  “From the moment Malcolm Nicholson told us of his idea it caught everyone’s imagination.  The sea of poppies beneath the Minesweepers Memorial will provide a lasting living tribute and having it created by local school children offers a very positive message for the future.  Harwich Town Council is delighted to have been able to bring this about.” - For further information please contact Cllr Charlie Powell on 01255 506206School children from local primary schools gathered on the Dovercourt cliff slopes beneath the Minesweepers Memorial  to create a living memorial marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. Harwich Town Council has purchased 9 million poppy seeds to create the floral tribute and the area of land was prepared for the sowing of the seeds by Tendring District Council. The Minesweepers Memorial was erected in 1919 and it is intended that the sea of poppies on the cliff slopes beneath it will create an annual reminder and living memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Mayor and Mayoress of Harwich were present along with members of Harwich Town Council and TDC’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment to watch as pupils from All Saints, Chase Lane, Harwich Community, Mayflower, St Joseph’s, Spring Meadow and Two Village Primary schools scattered the poppy seeds accompanied by the drum corps of the Harwich Royal British Legion.
The idea for the living memorial was the brainchild of Harwich Town Councillor, Malcolm Nicholson, and the project was overseen by his Town Council colleague, Cllr Charlie Powell. Cllr Charlie Powell says,  “From the moment Malcolm Nicholson told us of his idea it caught everyone’s imagination.  The sea of poppies beneath the Minesweepers Memorial will provide a lasting living tribute and having it created by local school children offers a very positive message for the future.  Harwich Town Council is delighted to have been able to bring this about.”
For further information please contact Cllr Charlie Powell on 01255 506206
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