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Hunmanby Railway Station has been entered for many years as part of Hunmanby In Bloom's village  bid to both Yorkshire in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. More recently the village station has entered Scarborough Borough Council's 'All Much & Magic Awards' receiving a Silver Guilt and Gold. Support has been given from the start back in 2006 by Sheila and Roger from Scarborough Borough Council, dedicated officers to community involvement and improving the environment in the Borough of Scarborough. Without their support and encouragement many projects at the village station,Hunmanby village and other villages in the Scarborough Borough would not have happened.

Northern Rail, have been supportive from day one.  Their enlightened staff are pioneers in community involvement in the rail industry.  Hunmanby Railway Station is part of the National Rail Network, looked after by Network Rail, between them,  they have opened up village stations, welcoming community involvement. This in turn has benefits, helping to reduce crime and anti social behaviour, through community ownership.The new Northern Rail franchise has put in place a generous community support package for stations. As part of this Franchise Commitment, Northern Rail wished to see adoption groups at as many of their stations as there is community interest. The formation of the friends group saw Richard their community officer real off a list of support that Northern could provide, ranging from a trip out for a class from the village school on the local line to funding for the history group to produce display boards. Generous funding has been provided each year for flower, wooden barrel replacement and bulbs. 

Eileen, was a founding member of Hunmanby in Bloom,  over 15 years ago, though no longer living in the village,  Eileen is in the photograph taken on that winters day in 2006. Through her hard work, enthusiasm, a start was made at the village station to 'brighten the place up'    

 

David, long standing retired member of Filey Town Council, former Mayor. David worked very hard to promote and retain the local railway line through Hunmanby and Filey, especially in the 1980's and 1990's a time of 'managed decline' on the  railways, especially in rural areas. It was an era of rising car ownership, the line north of Bridlington to Seamer Junction through this period was always likely to be a closure candidate. Through the efforts of Filey Town Council and Scarborough Borough Council, Filey's historic station building were retained and restored (Grade II* listing) David is seen here at the launch of the new hourly service at Hunmanby Railway station in May 2019.








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