Department of Transport
The department of transport are committed to providing support to all Community Rail Partnership’s nationwide.
The Department for Transport has clearly shown how much they value each Community Rail Partnership and the work they do to encourage rail travel on our branch line, community engagement and tackle social inclusion along with improving our environment.
When awarding the rail franchises each train company is asked to evidence how they will support their networks CRP’s, this has lead to increased funding for CRP within the franchise agreement.
On the 26th June 2019 ESSCRP was given accreditation status by the DfT.
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New garden and bee-friendly sculpture to provide haven at Alresford rail station
The project has seen local volunteers, children from Alresford Primary School and the Cobnuts Co-operative, come together with Greater Anglia, the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and the Bee Friendly Trust to install two raised planters filled with bee-friendly plants and a unique sculpture that doubles as a home for wildlife.
The sculpture, made by the Cobnuts Co-operative, a local eco-arts cooperative who design creative habitats from the traditional material ‘cob’, is being completed in collaboration with help from Alresford Primary pupils and depicts commuters, as well as providing a home for bees who will be able to make holes in the cob to live in.
New rail station mural celebrates South Woodham Ferrers’ charms
A new mural has been unveiled at South Woodham Ferrers rail station highlighting the countryside, beauty spots and tourist attractions of the area.
Created by artist Keith Hollingsworth, local volunteers, The Village Group and the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership in conjunction with train operator, Greater Anglia, the mural will welcome visitors who arrive by train.