CBC Don’t Muck Around Award

We are thrilled to announce that the project won our second CBC Don’t Muck Around award, this time for Community Achievement. This is a very special award as it recognizes the well over 100,000 hours of volunteer time that has gone into restoring the Mountsorrel Railway and creating the Heritage… Continue reading CBC Don’t Muck Around Award

Heritage Railway Association Awards

HRA Award

  As the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre rapidly approaches completion, the restored quarry line railway has won a prestigious national award from the Heritage Railway Association. At the Association’s Annual Awards Presentation held in Wolverhampton on the 6th February, the resurrected branch line was short listed, and then… Continue reading Heritage Railway Association Awards

One Family Foundation Award Winners!

OneFamily award group photo

We have been awarded £5000 by the One Family Foundation. We couldn’t have done it without YOUR support, so thank you to everyone that voted. In the £5000 category we finished third out of 169 applicants. An excellent result in a national vote. The £5k grant covers the materials and… Continue reading One Family Foundation Award Winners!

Wildlife Warrior Volunteer wins Award

Caroline Bowler has won a community award for her work with our Wildlife Warriors project. Since we started our Wildlife Warriors project two years ago, over 400 children from the local area and beyond have visited the Mountsorrel Railway to learn about the ecology around us. Wildlife Warriors sessions are… Continue reading Wildlife Warrior Volunteer wins Award

Charnwood Borough Council’s ‘Don’t Muck Around’ award 2013

Environmental stars from across the borough have been recognised for their commitment and contribution to keeping Charnwood clean and tidy for everyone. Seagrave Primary School, Thurmaston Parish Council, Thurmaston Action Group, Cynthia Spence and Mountsorrel Railway Project were crowned winners of Charnwood Borough Council’s Don’t Muck Around Awards last week.… Continue reading Charnwood Borough Council’s ‘Don’t Muck Around’ award 2013

Leicestershire County Council’s Community Forum Prize

At Mountsorrel Methodist Church we competed against ten other local good causes for a slice of £15,000 of funding that was available from the Leicestershire County Council Community Forum that covers the area through which the branch line runs. One of the projects dropped out before the evening and three… Continue reading Leicestershire County Council’s Community Forum Prize

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2013

A 14 year-old volunteer who helps with the Mountsorrel Railway Project, was recognised as the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’. He received his award from Lady Gretton at a ‘Young Person of the Year 2013’ ceremony at County Hall on the 11th April, 2013. Daniel Bowler… Continue reading The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2013

Mountsorrel Ripples Community Award 2012

The Mountsorrel Ripples Award was set up by two Mountsorrel residents Ian Shonk and Anne Gregory to honour local people who have given their time to benefiting our community. This was a local recognition for the work of Project Leader, Steve Cramp, for his tireless co-ordination of the growing number… Continue reading Mountsorrel Ripples Community Award 2012

The Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, 2012

We are proud to announce that the Mountsorrel Railway Project has won a prestigious Diamond Jubilee Award for outstanding contribution to the community! The award was setup by Leicestershire County Council to honour community groups within the county who have come together to demonstrate community spirit to help their local… Continue reading The Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, 2012

The NatWest Community Force Award in 2011

This nationwide award was determined by an online public vote. Nationally there were 5,813 projects, of which 395 were award winners. Based on the number of votes for a single project Mountsorrel Railway ranked 47th of the 395, placing it well inside the top 1% of the projects that entered… Continue reading The NatWest Community Force Award in 2011