Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Economy & Place)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


TDC has for a number of years annually contributed £2,100 towards the project costs of the local Community Rail Partnership (CRP), alongside partners as follows:
•Greater Anglia
•Suffolk County Council
•Colchester City Council
•Braintree Freeport
For the 2023 season the total contribution is £73,250, which is equivalent to the total contribution made in previous years. Greater Anglia makes the largest contribution, at £66,000 per year.
The work of the CRP covers a number of rail lines and Tendring District benefits from their work relating to the Mayflower and Sunshine Coast lines in particular. The CRP promotes train travel in general and also facilitates Station Adoption and beautification programmes, as well as event trains.
This contribution will continue to encourage the uptake of public transport and therefore be environmentally beneficial, alongside wider engagement and beautification projects improving public safety and enjoyment of their local train stations. The return of the events trains programme supports Tendring’s visitor economy, especially Bucket


Agreement received via email from portfolio holder Friday 3rd March 2023.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - not contributing to the partnership. The aims of the partnership support a number of the TDCs priorities and not contributing would not support delivery of the CRP activities.

Publication date: 06/03/2023

Date of decision: 06/03/2023

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