Great to announce that three Scout Groups from the County are part of the 24 finalists for the Cross City Hero’s. The 1st Bournville Group, the 177th Birmingham Scout Group in Erdington and St Lawrence Scout Group in Northfield will be receiving special recognition at local Cross City line stations this summer.
The awards celebrate 40 years of passenger services on the Cross City line between Lichfield, Birmingham and Redditch/Bromsgrove. The two organisations have been on the lookout for deserving community groups and charities near to every local station along the route – with a final list of 24 being drawn up.
Winning groups will be receiving a plaque of recognition at a local station on the line (to arrive at stations from late May) and a VIP visit to see the new trains for the route being built in Derby. These are due to be introduced on the route from 2021. The train operator has also donated 10 complimentary tickets for journeys across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks, to aid in the winning group’s fundraising efforts and activities. Congratulations to these three Scout Groups – well done.