Author: Linda Bell

Children visited Santa and enjoyed craft activities at Kent Community Rail Partnership’s (KCRP) ‘Visit Santa’ event at Maidstone West Railway Station on Saturday 16 December. The event was attended by over 100 children who were able to undertake craft activities and listen to St. Michael’s primary school choir in the ticket office before visiting Santa…

Over thirty walkers joined us on our annual Medway Valley Rail Trail Walk on Sun 19 Nov from Strood Station.  We left at 10am on a cool but bright morning for the 4.7mile/7.5km circular walk.  The walk took us along the edge of the River Medway, past historic landmarks and through pockets of stunning countryside nestled…

ReCYCLE is a Bicycle Recycling Programme run by Cycle Community CIC a Community Interest Company based in Ashford, Kent. They operate an outreach programme ReCYCLE Kent which enables them to share the benefits of their programme to communities across Kent. Pick up your Affordable Refurbished Bicycle at their next Bike Sale Event  

A packed train of 108 witches and wizards left Maidstone West Station on Friday 27th October for the ride of their life on the Medway Valley Ghost Train. Brave souls took part in face painting, balloon modelling and the really brave put their hand in goo to find the spider! This was all to support…

On Thursday 5 October, Swale Rail Community Rail Partnership, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne and Kent Community Rail Partnership celebrated first place for ‘Ambulance Train’ event for best community engagement event at the National Community Rail Awards 2017 at Derby Roundhouse.   This was a hugely ambitious, extremely successful event involving 21 local Community Groups,…

On Thursday 5 October, Southeastern & partners celebrated second place for ‘Snodland Station’ event for most enhanced station buildings & surroundings at the National Community Rail Awards 2017 at Derby Roundhouse. Snodland Station is a grade 2 listed building built in 1856 and has been refurbished to cater for the growing number of passengers using…

A shortlist of three bidders has  been announced to compete to run the new South Eastern franchise, which is due to start in December 2018. They are: Abellio (joint venture between Abellio and the consortium of East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui) Govia Stagecoach Kent Community Rail Partnership have produced a “wish list” for the…

The trail is a free, family friendly, self-guided walk along ‘Watling Street’, an important Roman road, which runs through the historic heart of Sittingbourne. Many travellers have visited Sittingbourne over the centuries, including royalty. Today, many of the buildings that were used by them are still there, you just have to look up above the…