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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Department for Transport Working Party
On Friday July 19th ESSCRP were delighted to welcome a working party of 12 volunteers from the Department for Transport. (DfT). The DfT encourages its people to volunteer for up to four days a year, not only to give back to the community but also to provide team building opportunities. They contacted us to see if we had any suitable projects and of course we were only too happy to oblige.
Our chosen project was a neglected overgrown bed at Marks Tey station. We were ready to welcome our volunteers when they arrived with equipment, compost and plants for the planned transformation and of course with hot drinks and biscuits to keep them going. “Neglected” and “overgrown” was something of an understatement as we discovered, tackling the brambles. But our enthusiastic cheerful volunteers rose to the challenge as the mountain of weeds they removed testified. By the end of the day the new plants were safely in the ground. It’s still a work in progress but the hard work of the working party produced great results.