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WCRP welcomes new partnership officer

Fiona Saxon has taken up the role of Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership Officer following her predecessor’s retirement. She has been involved with engagement work for over 20 years, working with business, communities, charities and tertiary education to facilitate partnerships and enhance community involvement. Fiona has worked for diverse industries such as shipbuilding, banking, electronics and with government and the voluntary sector. This has provided her with an insight into many different working practices and objectives.

Fiona believes wholeheartedly in life-long learning and has recently completed a BA in History after taking time out of the workplace to fulfil a long held ambition.

She is particularly keen to bring railway stations into the heart of the communities they serve providing opportunities for residents to take ownership of the area they live in and thus help to shape their future while promoting sustainable travel.

Working with residents, volunteers, stakeholders and rail and station staff, Fiona will support them to create environments that are welcoming, vibrant and conducive to regeneration. ‘It will be a challenging yet rewarding role and I’m looking forward to meeting communities in Worcestershire’.

October 2021

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership will be held on Thursday 16th September 2021 at 10.30 am at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD.

Nominations are sought for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Steering Group. These should be sent by e mail together with a CV to Tom Painter, Head of  Rail Franchising and Partnerships, West Midlands Rail Executive by e mail Tom.Painter@wmre.org.uk by no later than Monday 13th September 2021. If any person wishes to attend the AGM they should also notify Tom Painter at  the West Midlands Rail Executive.

On behalf of Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership
William Whiting
Chair
Dated this 28th day of August 2021

Stitch Train Artwork Event
23rd July Guildhall

See all 18 Stitch Train Tapestries.

On display together in the Lower Hall, Guildhall, Worcester WR1 2EY.

10.30am – 2.30pm

November 2020
Our First Annual Report is now available

Read about the achievements of the CRP during the first year of its activities

It was formally presented to the virtual First Anniversary Event in November 2020 – see the Events page for all the presentations that we enjoyed.

Thursday November 14, 2019
The Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership has been officially launched*

The new Partnership will encourage communities, businesses and tourist attractions to work with the rail industry and local councils to promote rail services across Worcestershire.

It is made up of CrossCountry, West Midlands Rail Executive, West Midlands Railway, Worcestershire County Council, Great Western Railway and the Cotswold Line Promotion Group. Read more…

* Visit the Events page for the presentations at our First Anniversary Event in November 2020