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April 15, 2021

Our Annual Stakerholders Meeting is taking place online this year. Reserve a space in your calendar for April 29th at 1pm. We will be taking a look back over what Kent CRP have been doing over the last 18 months and sharing our plans for the future. Our guest speaker is Jools  Townsend- Chief Executive…

April 12, 2021

What have we been doing? The Spring 2021 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

February 22, 2021

We were delighted to have received our certificates from the Community Rail Awards.Thank you everyone who has supported us on these projects over the last 18 months. Your support is very much appreciated by our communities.

January 14, 2021

What have we been doing? The Winter 2021 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

December 17, 2020

Kent Community Rail Partnership, which is hosted by the charity Sustrans, has been recognised with three Community Rail Network Awards. The Partnership’s “A Chance to Shine” project with Sheppey College took first place in the Involving Children and Young People category at the recent Community Rail Network Awards. Kent Community Rail Partnership and Sheppey College…

December 8, 2020

Over the last few months as we have been unable to work at stations, we have spent some of the time researching the history of some of our stations and sourcing old photographs. This had led to the creation of a new page on our website all about the history of the Swale Rail Line….

December 3, 2020

We are delighted to announce the winner and runner up of our Kent Downs Logo competition. We had 41 entries and 10 judges who voted for their top 5. Congratulations to Rob Saunders our winner. Kate Rogers and Oscar Collins who were the runner ups. Here are the three winning designs.     Thank you…

October 15, 2020

We are launching another Logo Competition. This time it is for a logo for our new Community Rail Line which we were awarded in July. The Kent Downs Line runs from Ashford to Otford. Everyone is welcome to take part. The winning design will be used as our new logo and win a £100 Amazon…

September 30, 2020

What have we been doing? The October 2020 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

September 25, 2020

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we visited every station along the Kent Downs Line (Ashford to Otford) to audit each station and identify any viable opportunities and possible station improvements. Thank you to Matt and Caroline for joining us on route and sharing their knowledge about each of the stations.

September 25, 2020

We are recruiting. Due to our recent growth and the forming of the Kent Downs Line this year, we are looking for an additional member of staff to join our team. Your role initially will be as a Project Support Officer, working across all 3 lines. (Swale Rail, Medway Valley Line and Kent Downs). If…

September 21, 2020

We are delighted to unveil our new Kent Community Rail Partnership Logo. This will be used as our main identity. The final design  was based on the inspiration of our joint competition winners Matthew Crowley and Hannah Legg, launched earlier this year. We will continue to use our existing line logos as well as developing…

August 12, 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in 3 categories in the #CommunityRail Awards,2020. Category 1 Involving Children and Young People – The Sheppey College Project Sheppey College Category 4 Most Enhanced Station- Five Acre Wood Snodland and Grow 19 Project Five Acre Wood School and Friends of Five Acre Wood School Grow 19 Category 10 Photo Competition – Five…

July 22, 2020

Kent CRP are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a third Community Rail line which connects 12 stations, following an announcement from Southeastern. The new line runs from Ashford International to Kemsing. We are looking forward to working with new community groups on events and projects in the near future. Our new stations…

July 10, 2020

Over the last few months as we have been unable to work at stations, we have spent some of the time researching the history of some of our stations and sourcing old photographs. This had lead to the creation of a new page on our website all about the history of the Medway Valley Line….

June 29, 2020

What have we been doing? The July 2020 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

June 22, 2020

Thank you for all the amazing entries in our Logo Competition. The voting from our 10 judges resulted in a tie. The joint winners were Matthew and Hannah. They each will receive an Amazon Voucher for £100. Their ideas will be combined to form our new logo.     Isabella aged 9 was our runner-up and…

June 19, 2020

It’s back by popular demand. Kent CRP will be hosting a second online Zoom Quiz. 3rd July 2020 at 7 to 8:30 pm. Starring Matt Fraser as question master. To book a place email kentcrp@sustrans.org. Team size maximum of 4. Bring your own drinks.

May 28, 2020

Dear Kent Community Rail Members, We enjoyed our first Zoom book club meeting last Thursday after spending 6 weeks reading ‘The Mystery of the Blue Train’ by Agatha Christie.  During the 6 weeks of reading we shared in weekly catch up emails and everyone enjoyed the book, especially the throwbacks to days gone by of…

May 4, 2020

We are launching a Logo Competition. Everyone is welcome to take part. The winning design will be used as our new logo and win a £100 Amazon voucher and the two runner ups will each receive an Amazon voucher for £50..The winning logo will then be professionally recreated based upon the winning design and used…