Awards success for local groups

Representatives of the Station Heritage Project at Stamford Bridge collect the Environment Award.
Representatives of the Station Heritage Project at Stamford Bridge collect the Environment Award.

Three organisations in the Pocklington and district area were honoured at the recent East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman’s Awards.

The Station Heritage Project at Stamford Bridge scooped the Environment Award.

Gymnasts at the Phoenix High Flyers Trampoline Club.

Gymnasts at the Phoenix High Flyers Trampoline Club.

Exactly 50 years to the day after its closure, Stamford Bridge in Bloom reopened the platform having rejuvenated and brought it back to its former glory.

The original station benches were relocated from the cricket club and the original station stones used, which had been in a nearby garden.

Tim Burkinshaw, acting chair of the project, said: “It was a big surprise to win this award.

“We are all so proud of our railway heritage in Stamford Bridge and we were amazed at just how people came together and made donations as well as giving their time and labour for free to help with this project.”

Another winner was the Phoenix High Flyers trampoline club, which is based at Woldgate School.

Phoenix High Flyers have fast become one of the most successful clubs in the country producing champions, medallists and team winners in every event in 2015.

The club encourage their elite members to take up coaching and have recently seen some members qualify as coaches while existing coaches have gone on to achieve higher coaching qualifications.

Kandy Sissons, head coach, said: “This is just incredible to win this award and is the icing on the cake after the year we have had. All of this cannot be achieved without the help and support of the parents and volunteers and I’m incredibly proud of everyone.”

The third winner was The Mill House at Goodmanham.

It won the Chairman’s Built Heritage Award. Owner Mary Rook was thrilled to receive the award. She said: “This is the culmination of two years’ hard work.

“When we started out we were just going to knock down the modern parts and then we decided to rebuild the mill and we are so pleased we did as it’s now a fabulous building to live in.”