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  • Kidwelly Station Project - Scouts complete first phase of station project

    Members of the 1st Kidwelly Scouts have completed the first phase of a project aimed at improving the appearance of the town’s railway station.

    Seven members of the group along with Scout Leaders, staff from Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) and two officers from the British Transport Police in Swansea turned in for duty on a sunny Saturday morning to give the brick waiting shelters a refreshing coat of paint.

    Kidwelly ScoutsThe project was undertaken as part of the Scouts’ recent adoption of the station – a scheme which encourages local volunteers to work with ATW and help keep stations in the best possible condition.

    Adopters help to keep an eye on unstaffed stations and report any issues to the Station Manager.  Cleaning and maintenance is undertaken by Arriva's station care team.

    Scout leader Shan Cheesman, said “The whole group is very excited about this project, and are busy planning and designing. We want to make our station as welcoming as possible.  This opportunity also helps 1st Kidwelly Scout Group, become more community minded and think of others, which is a large part of the Scouting ethos.

    Kidwelly Shelters AfterFuture elements of the project include an aspiration to create raised flower beds using recycled railway sleepers and the creation of murals demonstrating the children’s artistic talent."

    Geraint Morgan, Community Affairs Manager for Arriva Trains Wales, said: “This exercise was a good opportunity for the Scouts to demonstrate their teamwork and creative skills and we are really grateful for their support in transforming the appearance of the shelters.

    We are looking forward to developing the remainder of the project, which will present the station in a good light to regular users and tourists in the area.”