ESSCRP have been working in partnership with The Bee Friendly Trust and the local primary school. There is a planter from the trust on the station which has plants which will encourage bees.
This project has involved, ESSCRP delivering a rail safety talk at the school, the trust delivering a talk about bees and pollination and the children going to the station to plant the seeds and the plants. The children were able to use the skills they learnt from the safety talk in the station, such as standing behind the yellow lines, waiting whilst the barriers went down for the trains to cross. ESSCRP and The Bee Trust will continue to work with the school.
Photos include the rail safety talk, school children planting, and the train that was also planted up.
Join us in Liverpool Street Wednesday the 17th May 2017 from 7am to 7pm where we’ll be showing off all that Essex CRP lines have to offer along with our colleagues from Norfolk and Suffolk lines. We’ll be giving away lots of goodies including information about places to visit, postcards (remember those?!) and a draw to win first class return train tickets anywhere on the Greater Anglia network.
North Fambridge today has been transformed Jayne and Lynda from Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership were joined by a volunteer working party from the Department of Transport, Norman and Barry (Greater Anglia’s mobile maintenance team), and Freddie a station adopter from South Woodham Ferrers.
The plan for the day was to change the soil in the three large planters, and plant with perennials and pansies for a splash of colour and to brighten the planters with a coat of paint. Some of the existing plants we moved to the smaller troughs at the front of the station.
From 26 September to 2 October 2016, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership will be proud to support Rail Safety Week. This is an industry wide project to raise awareness of rail safety when on or around our railways.
On going from our programme to deliver rail safety information to Essex schools, we are working with the staff and residents of Acorn Village Mistley to promote safe travel for people with learning difficulties.
For more information please visit http://railsafetyweek.info/
Join us on June 25 at 12:00 and 13:00 for the Harwich Festival trains, when we'll be travelling along the Mayflower Line to join in the Hidden Gems themed event.