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Railway Plan On Track at Kingsbury Water Park following Funding Award

A project to relocate a miniature steam railway to Kingsbury Water Park is on track after being awarded £25,000 from SITA Trust, which distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.

Echills Wood Railway Society is relocating from the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to Kingsbury Water Park. The Society is made up of enthusiasts from across the county.

The railway has been a hugely successful feature at Stoneleigh for the past 32 years but it is hoped that the move to Kingsbury will attract even more enthusiasts and users.

A mile long circular track will be constructed in the water park. Once up and running it is expected that the train could carry around 1000 visitors each day.

Jeff Stevens from Echills Wood Railway Society said: “The Echills Wood Railway members wish to extend sincere thanks to the SITA Trust for the support and funding to enable us to reconstruct the railway at Kingsbury. This will provide an additional recreational and educational facility for the community and visitors to the park.”

Samantha Gardner from SITA Trust said: “This is sure to become a well-loved feature for people of all ages. We are delighted that our funding will help the railway to become established in its new permanent home.”

SITA Trust distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Funding is available for community and environmental improvement projects within ten miles of a landfill site owned by the waste management company, SITA UK. Kingsbury Water Park is within ten miles of a SITA UK’s landfill site at Packington.

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