The Kent Community Rail Partnership which is hosted by Sustrans – www.sustrans.org.uk works with local authorities, organisations and communities to support local railway lines.
The community rail partnership aims to ensure communities get the most out of their railways and have an action plan for building regeneration and use. One of the proposals which was accepted is the Hollingbourne Railway Station improvement.
MBC North Downs Ward Councillor Patrik Garten put forward ideas for refurbishment and opening of the closed station building for community use.
Next step will be a site visit to the railway station to actually assess the available opportunities and their viability. A site visit for all interested parties, volunteers and businesses is planned for May. Anybody who may be interested in this project please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org.