Brading Station

What`s happening at Brading? Brading Station has been open every day from 10am until 4pm from April to September this year and around 4500 people have visited. The Station is now open Saturdays, 11am until 3pm until the 17 December. Many people have visited the Signal Box and waiting rooms. The Signal Box has changed…

Web Cam for Ryde

In placing a webcam at Esplanade on top of the Hovertravel’s building, the Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership in providing this tool will act as a conduit for visitors, partners, transport operators and organisations, both on the Island and mainland. Panning 360 degrees the camera will effectively show the Solent and activity across to…

Solent and IoW Transport map

The destination map is again a project shared by the tow CRP’s for Lymington and Brockenhurst and the Isle of Wight. The 24 panel DL leaflet will have a map of both the Isle of Wight, mainland Solent coastline from Lymington and the New Forest round to Gosport and Southsea, showing how easy it is…

Map Boards project

This is a project that both Isle of Wight and Lymington-Brockenhurst CRP are working on and coming soon to a seaside town near you! Part of the CRP’s remit is to reduce emissions and therefore are keen to promote green tourism and the local economy through sharing best practice with local authorities, transport providers and tourism…

Art Competition Shanklin C of E

Shanklin Junior’s is the latest Isle of Wight school to enter the art competition from the Community Rail Partnership, entitled ‘Shanklin, My Town’. On the 17th October Community Rail Development Officer ‘Bobby Lock’ went into the school with Lesley Hampshire from ‘Green Towns Initiative to talk to the school children about their town’s heritage and…

Solent Map Board Project

The Solent, IoW area map boards have come from another joint IoW and New Forest CRP project, which secured funding for 200,000 destination maps, distributed last year throughout the SWT region. This was to all stations, TIC’s and visitor information to encourage people to visit by rail, and then when here, to show how quick…

Shanklin Station makeover

Shanklin Station has had a paint job, new waiting room and staff area, resurfaced car park and volunteers take on the massive weeding job on the other side of the platform and replanting perennials to show colour all year round. The station improvement started with the swapping round of the staff ‘rest’ area and the…

Lake Station Community Garden

This area has long needed a tidy up and make over, bringing it in to line with improvements at Shanklin, Sandown, St Johns and Pier Head. (Best not to mention Esplanade at the moment) Therefore a bid is being written by Bobby Lock at the moment for plants etc needed to improve the area below….

TravelSafe Partnerships across the Isle of Wight

The TravelSafe DVD has gone out now to all middle and high Schools and the RDO is putting dates in her diary to attend assemblies in order to encourage more TravelSafe Partnerships between high schools and their feeder schools. Swanmore were first to sign up and in the next two months it is hoped a…

Wessex Crime and Disorder Group

This is a group CDRO Bobby Lock has been asked to join, meeting regularly in Basingstoke.

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