We have great pleasure in announcing the winner of our summer competitionWivenhoe Wonders Leaflet to win First Class rail tickets for a family of four anywhere on the Greater Anglia network, kindly donated by Greater Anglia. John Cooper was our lucky winner and I hope enjoys a day out travelling on the Greater Anglia network.

The answers to the competition

1. Joan Hickson lived in the house in Wivenhoe for 40 years
2. The jetty was opened in 2011

Travel by train to Wivenhoe, and spend a day exploring this quaint riverside village.  Just three miles south east of Colchester, it only takes a few minutes by train from there, without any parking or congestion hassles. Once you’ve arrived, almost all of the attractions below are only five minutes’ walk away and visiting one of the attractions could win you first class train tickets.

How to Visit Wivenhoe and win!

ESSCRP have been working in partnership with The Bee Friendly Trust and the local primary school. There is a planter from the trust on the station which has plants which will encourage bees.

This project has involved, ESSCRP delivering a rail safety talk at the school, the trust delivering a talk about bees and pollination and the children going to the station to plant the seeds and the plants. The children were able to use the skills they learnt from the safety talk in the station, such as standing behind the yellow lines, waiting whilst the barriers went down for the trains  to cross. ESSCRP and The Bee Trust will continue to work with the school.

Photos include the rail safety talk, school children planting, and the train that was also planted up.

See the pictures from Great Bentley School Visit

Community Rail in the CityJoin us in Liverpool Street Wednesday the 17th May 2017 from 7am to 7pm where we’ll be showing off all that Essex CRP lines have to offer along with our colleagues from Norfolk and Suffolk lines.  We’ll be giving away lots of goodies including information about places to visit, postcards (remember those?!) and a draw to win first class return train tickets anywhere on the Greater Anglia network. 

North Fambridge today has been transformed Jayne and Lynda from Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership were joined by a volunteer working party from the Department of Transport, Norman and Barry (Greater Anglia’s mobile maintenance team), and Freddie a station adopter from South Woodham Ferrers.

The plan for the day was to change the soil in the three large planters, and plant with perennials and pansies for a splash of colour and to brighten the planters with a coat of paint.  Some of the existing plants we moved to the smaller troughs at the front of the station.

North Fambridge has a make over


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