Author: Gary Outram

January 25, 2023

We took volunteers from the Hollingbourne Station Community Hub’s steering group on a fact finding mission to Bat and Ball Station. Bat and Ball station Bat & Ball poster Mmm, cake The visit offered an opportunity to see a similar community space in action and learn from the Bat and Ball team what has been…

January 25, 2023

We are holding our Annual Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday 27 April 2022, 1:00-3:00pm (reception from 12:30pm) at Maidstone Town Hall, ME14 1TF.   Our Stakeholder Meeting provides an opportunity to hear about some of the fantastic projects happening along our lines, acknowledge the support we receive from our stakeholders, celebrate our community volunteers and to…

January 11, 2023

We were delighted to help out at the open day for the Hollingbourne Station Community Hub. The Station Adopters had been creating a buzz throughout the village about the day and had everything ready to open the doors and invite the local community to come and see the rooms and begin imagining how they could…

January 3, 2023

Happy New Year. Here is a copy of our latest newsletter.  To view a pdf version click on the image above or read our web version here.

December 21, 2022

Kent CRP invite you to “Go Green By Train” and join them on a free led walk from Hollingbourne station to the charming village of Lenham. Brother Percival Led walks Starting at Hollingbourne Station, where you may be able to pick up a treat from the newly refurbished ticket office cafe, we climb to pick…

December 21, 2022

On Sunday 18th December the Kent CRP elves joined Santa himself for a magical journey full of seasonal cheer along the Medway Valley Line. Santa was happy to let the train take the strain, pleased that his reindeer could put their hooves up and take a rest before the very busy night they have coming…

December 1, 2022

Working in collaboration with Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kent CRP are guiding walks on the North Downs Way.  Together we aim to bring more sustainable tourism to the area and extend the typical summer tourist season to all year round.    .Walkers set off from Harrietsham station, guided by local resident Shira…

December 1, 2022

On Thursday 11th August, we were joined by Matt Fraser of Southeastern at Tonbridge station to promote the 61016 service from British Transport Police and all things rail safety. We were busy from the outset and the pace picked up rapidly as students from a number of local secondary schools arrived for the start of…

November 16, 2022

Kent CRP have been at Swale Halt today with artist Graham Upton who has been working on phase 2 of our murals for the station. These designs represent places to visit along the line at Sittingbourne and Kemsley.            Graham also has begun to make a start on Lacie’s design to…

November 9, 2022

It was an unexpected start to the day when early morning reports of a landslip between Cuxton and Strood left us wondering who would still be coming along for our Rail Ramble. We needn’t have worried, neither wind nor rain nor rail replacement bus services shall stay these walkers from the completion of their rail…

October 22, 2022

Join us on our Harrietsham Rail Ramble on Saturday 19th November.  Starting at Harrietsham Station, this walk will take you into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk will explore the village of Harrietsham before climbing gradually to the North Downs Way, to follow the gently rolling trail towards Lenham. Along the…

October 20, 2022

The walk met the aims of both Kent Community Rail Partnership. The majority of participants made a journey by rail, contributed to the local economy and learned about our activities and local history. Keep an eye out for more led walks on our events programme. The walk met the aims of both Kent Community Rail…

October 12, 2022

 A copy of our press release for the Community Rail Awards 2022 can be found here.          A booklet detailing all of this years wonderful projects around the country can be found at https://communityrail.org.uk/…/Winners-booklet-2022.. 

October 11, 2022

Join us on our Halling Rail Ramble on Tuesday 8th November. 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…

October 10, 2022

We’re excited to announce that we have won a Community Rail Award with our Let’s Celebrate Differences project with Five Acre Wood Snodland Special School. The project won the award in the Small Projects category. Students from Five Acre Wood all drew sunflowers and some of these were then made into a mural, which is…

October 5, 2022

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

October 3, 2022

On Saturday 1st October, Kent CRP joined Southeastern in Sittingbourne High Street, to help promote sustainable travel. Thank you to all those who stopped by to chat to us and to our willing volunteers of Matt, Linda, Jonathan, Jackie and Tony who helped out on the day.