North Notts and Lincolnshire Community Rail Partnership

by | 12 November 2023 | Community facility, Gainsborough

All change

Founder of the North Notts and Lincolnshire Community Rail Partnership (NNLCRP) Barry Coward retired as chairman and director at the AGM earlier this year. The CRP wishes to thank Barry for his hard work and dedication and wish him well in his retirement. David Harby and Alan Gouldthorpe were elected as new directors to the board, with David appointed chairman. The CRP also said goodbye to Community Rail Officer, Kate Myers over the summer and thanks her for her hard work. The new Community Rail Officers are Rick Craig, who moves to a full-time role, and Helen Tamblyn-Saville working part-time. The new team is enthusiastic and keen to take on a hands-on approach, with regular updates to be provided to the community.

Proposed Ticket Office changes

The CRP has responded to Transport Focus with their views about the proposed ticket office changes.

Website upgrade

They are very close to having a new NNLCRP website which aims to provide a modern, user-friendly experience where content can be updated regularly. Please keep an eye on for more information.

Worksop Station artwork

Two artwork displays at Worksop station have recently been installed. Thank you to everyone who joined the CRP for the reveal. The two pieces showcase ‘Beautiful Bassetlaw’ and aim to promote Worksop and surrounding stations as destination stations by promoting local attractions in the area as well as neighbouring stations.

Future projects

NNLCRP is thrilled to be working with a local college that aims to help young people with Special Educational Needs to produce art for Shireoaks Station; this project will showcase the area’s beauty whilst brightening up the station for passengers and visitors. Alongside this, they are looking forward to installing a herb garden at the entrance of the station, working alongside local allotment holders.
They are looking forward to starting phase 2 of their Romans to Railways project in Lincoln, working alongside artist Mel Langton and local businesses to produce a further six pieces to sit alongside the current six at Lincoln Station.

Station groups

‘Friends of Station’ and station adopter groups remain active and are always looking for new volunteers to join them. Gainsborough Lea Road Station has enjoyed a cheerful display of sunflowers thanks to the Friends of Lea Road Station group. The Friends of Retford Station group continue to meet on a Wednesday morning for a Station Sweep to keep the area looking clean and tidy.
If you would like further information on how to volunteer, or getting involved, please contact