Thursday, 10 November 2016

Help get us a new Elf Centre in Winchcombe - vote in the AVIVA Community Fund!

Dear all

Those of you reading this who are volunteers will already have seen from the VA that the railway has applied for a £25,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund towards the fit out and  furnishing of the new Visitor Centre at Winchcombe. It is hoped that building will start early 2017 with project finished for the 2017 Santa’s season.

We need as many people as possible to go to the Aviva site, register and vote for our project.

If you read this and you write a blog could I please ask that you promote this on your blog to help spread the word, the link required is below as is the wording of the latest VA but please feel free to promote as you see fit.

Any questions please contact Maxine Barton-Hawkins.  Just to quickly say that I registered and voted a few weeks ago and I have received no junk emails from any organisation involved in the process.

Thanks for your help with this


Aviva Community Awards - A good start but we need more support

The voting for the GWSR Visitor Centre at the Aviva Community Awards has got off to a good start, at the 7th November the GWSR New Visitor Centre at Winchcombe Station has managed to collect 2,298 votes but that is far short of the 13,669 that the Clubhouse Balcony Restoration, Golden Hill Sports Hall Bristol has managed to secure.  

The Railway is looking for a £25,000 grant towards the estimated £75,000 cost of fitting out and furnishing the new Visitor Centre so please help us get a step closer to winning one of the grants by registering and then voting on at

Voting will close on 18th November 2017 with the winners being announced on the 10th January 2017.

Please encourage as many people as possible to vote for this worthwhile project


  1. so we have 229 members voted todate out of 4200 ,if we are to beat Bristol we need 1200 more to vote in next 7 days ,so 'let's be having you !'

  2. I've voted, once for myself and persuaded my wife to vote as well. I hope we make it.

  3. I voted. Not so much for the Elf centre but because I like the look of the building and think it will enhance the station. Regards, Paul.