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April 9, 2020

Welcome to Kent CRP’s first virtual Book Club Agatha Christie’s “The Mystery of the Blue Train” has been selected from many recommendations received as our first book as it’s available in all formats; Kindle, hardback, paperback and even in audio for those who’d prefer to listen to it! It will be available via various outlets…

March 26, 2020

The April 2020 newsletter is now available. You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

March 25, 2020

Following Government advice all our events have been postponed until further notice. We will look to rerun our planned events once we are advised it is safe to do so. We look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

March 25, 2020

Kent CRP are delighted to share with you that our Partnership has been successful in achieving Accreditation status. Representatives from ACoRP Network Rail, Kent CRP, Kent County Council and Southeastern met back in January to assess if Kent CRP met with the Department for Transport’s (DfT) standards. Yesterday it was announced that we had been…

March 19, 2020

KentCRP and students from Grow 19 have been busy creating planters at Wateringbury Station. In all 6 new planters were made and these will be planted up in the near future. Thank you to all those who helped with the project.

February 26, 2020

Back in October Kent CRP, Sheppey College Landscapers and Minister on Sea Rotary Club planted 2000 Crocuses at Queenborough Station. This was to raise awareness of the work the Rotary Club are doing around the world to help eradicate Polio. We are pleased to see that they have now bloomed and really stand out as…

February 5, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kent CRP are working with Explore Kent to join the Heart of Kent Walking Festival in April. We will be supporting the Yalding to Wateringbury Rail Trail. (Hill and Hoppers) on Sunday 26th April. The event starts at 9:30 from Yalding Station. To join in you will need to…

January 29, 2020

Do you enjoy live music and a drink? Why not join our Music Train on Saturday 14th March between 17:30 and 19:30 along the Medway Valley Line. We will have live music, refreshments, entertainment and a quiz. Tickets are £10 each. For more details and to book your tickets check out Eventbrite. Book now to…

December 16, 2019

We were delighted to have a very special guest join us on the Saturday 14th December. Santa boarded the train at Sheerness on Sea Station at 13:48 and gave out presents to local children before returning to Lapland two hours later. He was also joined by Batman, Spiderman and Captain America. The children were entertained…

December 9, 2019

The December 2019 newsletter is now available. You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

November 29, 2019

Kent CRP are organising a Music Train for Saturday 14th March along the Medway Valley Line. Mark the date in your diaries to avoid disappointment. More information about how to book your place will follow after Christmas.

November 29, 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our first Santa Train on the SwaleRail Line this year on the 14th December. The event is very popular and has already sold out. We are looking forward to seeing all the lucky passengers who managed to reserve their visit to meet Santa.

November 29, 2019

Take a look at this wonderful video created by Sheppey College IT Students to help promote visiting places along the SwaleRail Line. They have been working with us on a number of projects over the last year.

November 25, 2019

Back in June, Students from Sheppey College carried out passenger surveys at all stations along the SwaleRail Line. The students fedback on their findings which included more seating required at Queenborough Station. The Level 2 and 3 carpenters responded to this request and designed and made two fantastic new benches  with planters. On Friday November…

November 25, 2019

Congratulations to Five Acre Wood Snodland, who were awarded the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award at our recent Annual Stakeholders Meeting. They were recognised for their work in transforming the front of Snodland Station. Well done to everybody involved. They also were presented with their Station Adoption certificate by George from Southeastern.

November 25, 2019

On Thursday 21st November we hosted our Annual Stakeholders Meeting at Maidstone Town Hall. Thank you to all those who attended to share the highlights of the work and activities we have been doing over the past year. We would like to thank all our presenters who were involved. Students from Five Acre Wood and…

November 20, 2019

Come and join us on Thursday 21st November at Maidstone Town Hall from 12:30 to 15:00 to celebrate the work of Kent CRP over the last year. Five Acre Wood Snodland School and Sheppey College will be sharing their experiences. Why not find out how you can get involved next year in community projects. A…

November 8, 2019

Santa and Mrs.Claus will be travelling along the SwaleRail Line on Saturday 14th December between 13:48 and 15:43 before they return to Lapland. You can hop on and off at any of our stations between those times, as two trains travel along the line, we will be leaving the following stations at the following times:…

October 18, 2019

We were delighted to have teamed up with The Minster On Sea Rotary Club and Sheppey College to plant 2000 purple crocuses in a roundel at Queenborough Station this morning. Kent CRP have been working with Sheppey College over the last year on numerous activities. This is the first landscaping project undertaken. The significance of…

October 8, 2019

On Thursday 3rd October, Kent CRP attended the National Community Rail Awards in Telford. We were shortlisted in three categories this year and we are delighted to announce that we picked up two 3rd place certificates this year. This was for our Five Acre Wood Project at Snodland Station in the Involving Diverse Groups Category….