Celebrating the transformation of Cooksbridge Station

Cooksbridge station open day.''Hamsey school, local residents and councillors
Cooksbridge station open day.''Hamsey school, local residents and councillors
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The Cooksbridge Station Partnership hosted an open morning at the country station.

The many guests included Margaret Paren, Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority, and David Scorey, Performance Director of Southern Rail.

They viewed the various enhancements made to the environment of the station, in particular the garden at the front and resplendent planters on the two platforms.

Helen Smith, Head Teacher at Hamsey School, brought along 11 of the children responsible for the new selection of artwork on display in the waiting room.

Councillor Rosalyn St Pierre was on hand to join Margaret in unveiling the new National Park interpretation board, promoting a circular walk from the station.

Ian Ginn introduced the event by thanking Covers, Hartley Quinn Wilson, Lewes Garden Centre, Organic Matters and the Monday Group for their generous sponsorship of the work of the Partnership.

Anyone who uses the station or drives through on the A275 cannot fail to be impressed by the transformation achieved in just two years.

The Partnership continues to campaign for more stopping services from Cooksbridge Station.

Meanwhile, people interested in the South Downs National Park and its future are being asked to give their views on plans for how its landscapes, people, wildlife, heritage and economy will be managed. ‘Your Voice, Your National Park’ will run until September 16.