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Kidwelly Scouts in landscape triumph

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The 1st Kidwelly Scouts have been hard at work landscaping the town’s railway station.

Their efforts have been officially unveiled by the Mayor of Kidwelly, Jeanette Gilasbey.

The £1,800 project, funded by the Welsh Government’s Local Environmental Quality Fund, started in June 2011 with the transformation of disused land behind the main eastbound platform.

Parents helped out and there was specialist support from Jamie Morgan of local contractor, Celtic Concrete. Scouts also helped construct three large raised flower beds out of railway sleepers as well as landscaping the ground nearby.

Scouts filled the beds with earth and plant flowers and shrubs. Other activities undertaken by the Scouts at the station include an art project and the repainting of the waiting shelters with support from officers from the British Transport Police in Swansea.

Officers also visited the Scouts at their HQ to deliver a video presentation regarding staying safe when travelling by train.

Says Mayor Gilasbey, ‘It is wonderful to see young people getting involved in improving an important community facility.

‘I am delighted with the work undertaken by the scouts and (am) sure that all the residents of Kidwelly and Mynydd y Garreg will be proud of their achievement.’

The station is operated by Arriva Trains Wales.


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