‘Talking bench’ will welcome passengers at Chappel & Wakes Colne rail station

A project to install a ‘talking bench’ at Chappel & Wakes Colne rail station in Essex will offer people information about the local area as they wait for trains.

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2024-25 Activity plan

Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, have recently produced their annual activity plan for 2024/25.

It’s a living document so will update as an when needed. It highlights the work due to take place over the financial year 2024/25.

This was agreed and signed off by the Steering group on the 25th January 2024.

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Flitch Line Rail Ale Trail – Update

The Rail Ale Trail features 9 pubs recommended by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which are along the Witham to Braintree train line and in walking distance of a train station. The perfect match, enjoy a glass of real ale and travel safely by train.

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Bulb planting at Chappel

Volunteers come together to plant daffodil bulbs

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Flitch Line Ale Trail competition winner!

Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership held a competition to publicise the launch of our new Flitch Line Ale Trail booklet.

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BBC Essex Sunday Quest

BBC Essex Sunday Quest visited Wrabness Station Garden on Sunday the 2nd April, it was the 3rd clue. Terri and Jayne explained about Essex and South Suffolk CRP and how it works, showing Liana Bridges and Barry Lewis from BBC Essex the traditional garden plus the new Wildlife Garden

Llana also had chance to speak to Julia Prigg the station adopter at Wrabness who was recently awarded the British Empire Medal, Julia will soon be attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace how exciting. Llana spoke to Julia about her visit and her outfit.

To hear the full programme click HERE

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Battlesbridge Adopters

Our Battlesbridge adopters are passionate about their station and do so much to enhance the station for the environment including:
1. Building close links with Essex Wildlife Trust and the scheme Urban Wildlife Champions to create a wild
meadow area
2. Installation of a water butt and building a living fence. We are looking forward to seeing their future plans.

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History Boards at Wrabness Station

Updated history boards at Wrabness Station!

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