Launch report

The launch did go really really well, though it was nerve wracking for both the young people and me. All the presentations went well and both the DVD’s and books disappeared afterwards and not as one of my colleagues suggested to then appear on eBay!

Book and DVD

I met with Jonathan Ward yesterday to have a look at the initial layout for the book and WOW……….. It is everything I hoped it would be. This year’s projects, as with every year have been exciting and watching them unfold and develop is rewarding, given it is the young people themselves who are encouraged…

Sandown Station Update

Well the bad news is that the Police have decided to go else where and so we are back to the drawing board………….or are we? Island Line have now decided that the funding for the station can be ring fenced and works carried out to renovate the building. We then hope to have a series…

New planters

Doug Wills and the ‘Ground Force’ crew have not only been busy with a new contract to build new planters over the winter for all of the stations (minus Esplanade, no point until we know what is ‘occurring’ there!) they have also grown all of the plants to go in them. If this wasn’t enough…

Funding bid successful

GREAT NEWS. I just heard this morning that a bid I put in to the Designated Community Rail Development Fund managed by ACoRP has gone through! That means we are nearly there to completing the whole of the project, to time! I am meeting with Awe Design on Monday to go through the design ready…

Quick update

A quick update! The last couple of weeks have been manic with funding bids, projects, meetings, trips and endless emails. This time of year usually sees me preparing for launches and openings and ticking towards the summer and August, which I usually take off. This year with increased mainland projects, stations and partners has increased…

Post-Easter update

The last few weeks have been hectic, as usual, so with Easter and bank holidays thrown in for good measure it staggers me that we are on the brink of May with warmer days and lighter evenings. As you will have seen the young people working on the book project are really doing well and…

General update

General update

When I first came into this post I had absolutely NO knowledge of trains, except they by large get you from A – B quicker than driving and one can have a glass of wine at the same time whilst looking at our splendid countryside. Now some would say (not to my face) that this…

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