A fabulous series of posters has been installed at Crowborough station thanks to the amazingly talented members of Crowborough Arts. The series of vintage travel inspired ‘visit Crowborough’ posters are displayed on the London bound platform and will surely brighten the day of commuters on their way to work.
The 2019 Uckfield Festival is about to begin, so many events and activities in and around the town – too many to list here. See the festival website www.uckfieldfestival.co.uk
Once again this year Network Rail have donated free use of their station car-park for the festival’s family fun day on 6th July. Alternatively the town station is conveniently situated in the town centre so if you are traveling from out of town why not use the train?
Sussex CRP with partners Kent CRP organised, by kind permission of Southeastern, an information event on the platform at Tonbridge station. Lineguides, walking routes, cycleways, visitor attractions were amongst the leaflets made available to passengers. As usual at these events we met some really interesting people some who had traveled from other parts of the globe and were pleased to be given information on places other than London and Brighton.
Whilst there it was good to see that the fabulous artwork in the underpass is still looking good.
On 27 June by kind permission of Southern, East Grinstead station, played host two local bus companies, Southdowns and Metrobus who joined with Sussex Community Rail Partnership to give the local bus traveling public an opportunity to meet bus company managers to make suggestions, comments or requests regarding the local service. We were supported at the event by the local community transport company, Bluebird who took the opportunity to engage with people who might need additional transport support. Also attending were Bus Users UK who collate all the information and East Grinstead Town Council who helped to promote the event locally.
Then on 28 June with support from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council a brand new model Southdowns bus was parked in Redhill’s market square. From the moment we set-up there was great interest from the public with comments and suggestions such as “can this route be extended”? “can this bus run later/more frequently?” Some even brought written lists which they handed in. Representatives from disability groups came along to make comments on transport/funding issues that can cause difficulties.
Tomorrow 20th June we will be joining Kent Community Rail Partnership for a joint information event at Tonbridge station. We will be sharing information on the walking routes, bike rides and all wonderful places that can be reached by train from Tonbridge. This is a great chance for us to work with both Kent CRP and Sotheastern.
And of course admire the wonderful art installation from a previous year.
The East Grinstead Bus Surgery will be held on 27 June outside the station. Bus users from the town will get the opportunity to speak to Metrobus and their local community transport team about the service and make suggestions.
The event is also being support by Bus Users UK and Sussex Community Rail Partnership.
The platform planters at East Grinstead were praised on Twitter by one of the passengers who included a photos of the blooms. It was so nice to receive the comments and they have been forwarded to the station partner.
Despite the numerous sudden downpours on Friday the East Grinstead station partner braved the great British summer to do his bit making the station gardens that bit brighter and nicer for station users.
Andrew does a great job but besides volunteering he runs his own business so time is in short supply. If you live near the station and would enjoy volunteering for a couple of hours now and then to help Andrew please let us know.
PS. Andrew is a very knowledgeable gardener so it would be great opportunity to gain some knowledge for yourself and your own garden even if it is just a few pots and a window box.
A team of volunteers will be at East Grinstead station on Friday 14th (hopefully the rain will have stopped by then). They will be made up of local residents from the Town Action Group, some staff from the Department for Transport and of course the official Station Partner, local resident and landscape designer Andrew Morris. Everyone will be working hard to help keep this award winning station looking its best.
We will be clearing weeds, tidying up the area around the station and getting ready for some summer planting.
If you are passing or perhaps looking for a volunteering opportunity for yourself do come along and say hello.