Many Worcestershire residents might already know that Great Western Railway has opened applications for local community groups and residents to bid for a share of more than £3 million to improve and support villages and towns along their train routes.
Previous successful bids have included funding to educate children about the dangers of trespassing as well as money for adventure playgrounds. Any residents or groups who would like to apply for funding should visit www.gwr.com/CCIF to find out more. Proposals need to be submitted by September 8th.
It was great to visit the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station to see the progress being made and learn more about how, once opened, it will increase frequency and reduce journey times for commuters. It also proved an opportunity to add to the abundance of photos of politicians wearing hardhats pointing at things!