16th Sep, 2019

Bromsgrove Scouts headed to Barnt Green Station to see their Cross City Heroes plaque

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th Jun, 2019

MEMBERS of Scouts Bromsgrove got to see their plaque at Barnt Green Station after being named among the Cross City Heroes, writes Charlotte Tomlinson.

The plaque will be placed there permanently later in the summer.

Nominations were put forward by both passengers and railway staff as part of the competition to celebrate 40 years of the Cross City Line service and winners were chosen by representatives from West Midlands Railway and the region’s rail executive.

Children from Finstall Scout Troop took a trip on the Cross City Line last Saturday and visited Steelhouse Lane Lock-up in Birmingham City Centre, as well as spending the night at the disused police station.

Twenty four community organisations – one for each station between Redditch, Bromsgrove and Birmingham – will receive a plaque of recognition at their local stop.

Fay Easton, head of stakeholder and community for the service, said: “Scouts Bromsgrove, along with other local groups, clearly make a positive impact on those around them, so it is a pleasure to be able to recognise the group with a plaque at Barnt Green station.

“The Cross City Line connects communities across North Worcestershire to Birmingham, and is a big part of many people’s lives.

“Getting young people to use the train with confidence can open up so many opportunities for them, so it is always great to be able to welcome groups like this onto our stations and trains.”

Other local winners have included the Basement Project (Bromsgrove), Someone at the Door (Alvechurch), Pride of Longbridge (Longbridge) and Libby Mae’s Little Angels (University/Birmingham Women’s Hospital).

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