Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 7°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Trimley St Mary: Campaign to save railway building celebrates major milestone

14:34 03 February 2014


Celebration for Trimley Station Community Trust as the group celebrates signing of lease for the old station, for which it is raising money to turn into a community hub for the village.
Front L-R dr Therese Coffey MP, Roger Scrimgeour, Colin De'ath.

Celebration for Trimley Station Community Trust as the group celebrates signing of lease for the old station, for which it is raising money to turn into a community hub for the village. Front L-R dr Therese Coffey MP, Roger Scrimgeour, Colin De'ath.

Sarah Lucy brown

Campaigners battling to save an historic railway building have celebrated an important milestone after signing a new tenancy agreement at the site.

The Trimley Station Community Trust welcomed about 70 of its supporters including the MP for Suffolk Coastal Therese Coffey to the lease signing event at the site yesterday.

Trustee and director Aaron Burrell said it was a “happy occasion” which marked a “very important milestone”.

The trust has been battling to save the building since Network Rail threatened to demolish it in around 2010.

Members hope to create an “innovative, technology focused” community facility at the site at an estimated cost of around £350,000.

Mr Burrell said that yesterday’s milestone opened up many new fundraising opportunities, which he hopes will see the project completed in time for the building’s 125th anniversary in 2016.

2 comments

  • Hi cwayconslt, I'm one of those people in hi-viz. I agree, it does look rather odd, but there was a good reason. We had between 60 - 70 supporters there and when the Chairman gave a speech to thank everyone he said that if anyone would like a chat about the project they could identify the Trustees due to them wearing hi-viz. So it was purely to make ourselves identifiable in the crowd.

    Report this comment

    Aaron Burrell

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I greatly admire the enthusiasm and community spirit that has surrounded this endeavour. I cannot, however, understand why most of the supporters are wearing high-viz jackets !!

    Report this comment

    cwayconslt

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Images from Trimley man Charlie Burton's dashcam footage of a driver travelling the wrong way along the A14 near Ipswich

A driver who saw his family have a near miss with a car travelling the wrong way down the A14 says it was the ‘single worst moment’ of his life.

Police are trying to find Samuel Creed, 16, who was last seen in Bury St Edmunds town centre yesterday,

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16-year-old-boy from Bury St Edmunds.

Ipswich Railway Station

Rail passengers travelling from London to Clacton, Colchester and Ipswich tonight are facing cancelled trains or delays of up to 45 minutes due to a defective track on the outskirts of London.

Nestlé Purina Pet Food Factory at Sudbury has launched a Pets at Work scheme

A pet food factory site in Sudbury is set to become the first in the group’s UK business to open its doors to pets in the workplace.

The attack happened in Colchester town centre

Two men involved in a brawl in Colchester town centre have been warned by a judge they face a “significant” jail term.

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival. St Peter and St Mary’s Church. Pictured is Rev Michael Eden.

A Christmas tree made from marshmallow and gingerbread is one of more than 400 unusual festive firs drawing in huge crowds to a popular annual Suffolk festival.

The fire brigade with their horse drawn engines in 1907

It is difficult to imagine that there was a time, right up until the later part of the Victorian era, that towns like Ipswich did not have a fire brigade available to everybody, writes David Kindred.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24