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Rail supporters from east Suffolk nominated for community awards

PUBLISHED: 17:29 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:29 13 August 2017

Bob and Rosmaund Webb and their team restoring Wickham Market railway station at Campsea Ashe. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Bob and Rosmaund Webb and their team restoring Wickham Market railway station at Campsea Ashe. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

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Community rail groups supporting the East Suffolk Line are in the running for national awards to mark their contribution to local services.

They are among six community rail groups and volunteers in the Greater Anglia that are up for the awards.

Station House Community Connections is in the running for Most Enhanced Station Buildings and Surroundings, for their refurbishment of Wickham Market station.

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Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairs at Greater Anglia said: “We are delighted that Community Rail Partnerships and station adopters across our network have been shortlisted for the national Community Rail Awards. It is a credit to their hard work and commitment, promoting our local railways and supporting local communities, in partnership with our team here at Greater Anglia.”

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