A COMMUNITY art project in Southwick has won a national award.
Shoreham Port organised an art competition, with the winning artwork put on permanent display at Southwick railway station in January.
At the Association of Community Rail Partner-ships (ACoRP) Awards, held on Friday, September 27, the port won the Community Art Schemes Renewable and Smaller Art Projects Award.
Rodney Lunn, chief executive at Shoreham Port, said: “We are thrilled to have won the award and for the community art project to be recognised on a national level.
“Once again, we thank everyone who entered the competition and encourage our local community to take part in our next exciting project, the port’s poetry competition.”
ACoRP is a federation of more than 50 community rail partnerships and rail promotion groups.
The organisation is focused on practical initiatives and improved stations, better train services and integration with other forms of transport are central to its work.
Sam Bryant, community rail development manager at Sussex Community Rail Partnership, said: “Shoreham Port worked with Southern to create community art at the station, giving local people an opportunity to engage with both the port and railway in an artistic way.
“Both the railway and the port play key roles in the life of local people and in shaping the environment of Southwick.
“The resulting artwork is amazing and does a wonderful job at creating a nicer environment at the station. It is also a fun and interactive way of getting people involved with these two key locations within their community.”