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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Funding boost for railway welcomed by MP

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes has welcomed news that Llangollen Railway has received £161,000 of National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As revealed by llanblogger recently, the National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded the money through their Heritage Emergency Fund which provides assistance to organisations within the heritage sector struggling during the pandemic.

Mr Baynes previously highlighted the importance of Clwyd South tourism and hospitality businesses in Questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday May 13, and asked him to congratulate the Llangollen Steam Railway team for their hard work fundraising during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Mr Baynes said: “Everyone in the area knows how tremendously important Llangollen Railway is to us as a community. So I’m delighted to see it benefitting from vital National Lottery Heritage Emergency Funding.

“The whole railway team work incredibly hard to ensure visitors to Llangollen receive a warm welcome and a great experience so I’m very happy to see them secure this much needed help.”

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