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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….

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.