Welcome to our Community Stations use and lettings website.
As part of Greater Anglia's transformation of the way we operate to benefit our customers we are working ever more closely with the communities we serve. The railway plays an integral role in the life of the region and we support the Community Rail Partnerships that help to promote and improve services, as well as our network of volunteer station adopters who help improve the appearance and presentation of stations. We all work together to make our stations impressive gateways to the communities they serve.
As stations have evolved, unused or under-utilised rooms or buildings have become available for other uses, some of them quite special and historic. They have the potential to be re-purposed as community assets, benefiting everyone. Our new Community Stations scheme will offer up existing space for community use at some stations. In others, we have space that could be leased on non for profit basis, but may need some remedial work before it would be suitable. Already there are stations (including Burnham on Crouch in Essex, Wickham Market in Suffolk, Reedham in Norfolk and March in Cambridgeshire), where station buildings have been reborn with a new purpose for a new era. We want to extend that approach across the network.
There are three areas of opportunity for the local community to get involved:
Event / Exhibition space
At 20 of our stations we have short term, temporary exhibition space available free of charge for non-profit making organisations. The size and locations vary by site.
Small Community space
We also have some small individual properties available to lease to companies on a not for profit basis. Most of these would need some remedial work doing to them. We would be happy to discuss possible opportunities and requirements further with interested groups, please contact us through our contact form.
Large Community space
And finally we have some large station houses needing more substantial investment, available on a lease basis.
We’re passionate about the positive role the railway plays in the region and we’re looking forward to strengthening that role by increasing the part our stations can play in supporting local communities.