ESSCRP and Acorn Village Mistley (who provide care and support for adults who have a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum.) worked together a few years ago to develop art work for Mistley station. It was a great success with art installations put in Mistley shelter.

In 2016 we met again to discuss the possibility of painting a mural for the underpass at Manningtree station, following the installation of the lift at the station. ESSCRP agreed to fund the project with Acorn village applying for additional funding.

The residents at Acorn Village are involved in the project and have designed exciting ideas for the mural. Over the next couple of weeks Greater Anglia will put up the first panel in the underpass, which will explain about the development of the mural by Acorn Village. The mural will be developed over the coming months with panels put up as they are completed.

The themes of the mural will include a train, the local area and the Mayflower Line.