Author: andy place

September 22, 2022

Kent Community Rail Partnership (Kent CRP) has worked with Southeastern to lay cycle rails on 6 of the station bridge steps along the Medway Valley Railway Line (Strood to Tonbridge). These stations are: Halling, Aylesford, Maidstone Barracks, Maidstone West, East Farleigh and Yalding. Cycle rails allow cyclists to push their cycles along channels up and…

August 15, 2022

Kent CRP are delighted to share with you that our Partnership has successfully been shortlisted in 3 categories for this year’s Community Rail Awards. This was for: Involving Children and Young People and our work with a range of schools and colleges throughout the year. Involving Diverse Groups for the station improvements at Charing Station…

August 1, 2022

Join us on our Charing Rail Ramble on Wednesday 17th August.  Starting at Charing Station, this walk will take you through the historic and picturesque village of Charing, located at the foot of the Kent North Downs. We will point out some of the features and buildings that date from the 14th century. The walk…

August 1, 2022

Join us on our Halling Rail Ramble on Thursday 4th August. We’ll pass the Blue Lake on our way up into the North Downs AONB, descending back to Cuxton with views across the Medway. We will finish at Cuxton station. Shops in the village and the White Hart are options for anybody wishing to purchase their…

July 27, 2022

Kent CRP are delighted to share with you that our Partnership has successfully had its Accreditation renewed by the Department for Transport (DfT). Representatives from Community Network Rail, Kent CRP,  Sustrans and Southeastern met in late April to assess if Kent CRP met with the DfT standards.  Accreditation is the formal recognition by the DfT…

July 27, 2022

On Saturday July 9th Kent CRP were invited by Maidstone Cycle Campaign Forum to host a stand at Maidstone CycleFest 2022.  The day was warm and busy with valuable community engagement.  We promoted riding and walking to railway stations and encourage cyclists to take their bike on the train for their end to end journeys,…

July 7, 2022

What have we been doing? The Summer 2022 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

July 5, 2022

On Friday 1st July Kent CRP and Diversity House organised a trip to Rochester to support a group of adults who speak English as a Second Language. The group chosen were those that attended the English classes on a Friday and the IT classes during the week. The age ranged from 4 months old Mia…

May 27, 2022

Thursday  May 26th As part of Community Rail week, Kent CRP organised an event involving Students from Ashford College in order to interview students about their thoughts on rail travel. We were extremely pleased to be joined by Jools Townsend CEO of the Community Rail Network, Catherine from Southeast CRP, Chris Fribbins Chair of Kent…

May 5, 2022

We were delighted to hold our Annual Stakeholders Event on April 28th this year. It was an opportunity for our members and friends to meet face to face, especially after last year’s event was conducted online.  The event was held in Maidstone and gave our partnership the opportunity to share some of the exciting work…

April 4, 2022

Our Annual Report is now available online to celebrate some of the work we have been doing throughout the year. To download a copy click here.

April 4, 2022

What have we been doing? The Spring 2022 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

April 4, 2022

The recent hot weather we had at the end of March coincided with Sheppey College’s Community Week. It was an extremely busy time and an opportunity for them to complete the Kemsley project that had been planned just before Lockdown in March 2020. The area is planted up in 4 different colours to represent the…

April 4, 2022

On Saturday 26th March, Kent CRP organised a 10 Km walk between Charing Station and Lenham Station. The walk was organised in partnership with Visit Maidstone as a launch event for the Heart of Kent Walking Festival. We were joined by 37 walkers on a beautiful sunny day, some who were members of the public…

January 7, 2022

What have we been doing? The Winter 2022 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

November 19, 2021

Sixteen months on from being awarded a new Community Rail line from Ashford to Otford, we were able to officially open our Kent Downs Line at Maidstone East station on November 18th 2021. Our Chair Chris Fribbins cut the ribbon before we embarked on a train journey along part of the new line to discuss…

October 1, 2021

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

September 13, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in 3 categories this year at the Community Rail Awards 2021. We were shortlisted in the Involving Diverse Groups, Best Communication, Best Community Engagement categories. Thank you to all our members, funders, partners and volunteers who have made this possible. The winners and runner-up will…

July 2, 2021

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

May 24, 2021

Over the last 2 weeks Kent CRP have been extremely busy planting up 4 stations. It has been great to be back out at stations and working with our communities again. May 12th 2021Just before lockdown 6 new planters were constructed on the platforms by Grow 19 students. We finally managed to plant them up….