Network Rail and County Community Trust announce partnership

Network Rail and County Community Trust are collaborating for 12 months to deliver a variety of projects to support rail safety in the local community.

Funded projects include:

            Summer Holiday Free School Meal Programme    

  • The Network Rail community safety team will deliver a variety of different projects during the summer holidays at the free school meal holiday provision. Providing virtual reality units to the group to help them understand the dangers of playing on rail tracks. A Rose Hill Marple train station will display posters designed by the group with positive messages.
    Educational Workshops
  • Workshop to raise awareness of rail safety to children in years 6 across Brinnington, Hazel Grove, Town Centre, and Reddish.

The Under 13s Switched On To Rail Safety Cup

  • The under 13s Switched On To Rail Safety Girls Cup aims to provide girls in Stockport with free football provision and give them the opportunity to represent their schools. 
    Match Day Visits
  • Match Day Visits – Over the course of the season Network Rail will be providing junior supporters in the Together Stand with various activities pre match along with distributing goody bags.

Matthew Bailey, Community Partnerships Manager, said:

“I am delighted to be working in partnership with Network Rail. It has been highlighted by Network Rail there has been a number of Anti-Social Behaviour incidents on railway tracks and stations in Stockport. Stockport County Community Trust will support the awareness of the dangers of causing Anti – Social Behaviour on railway tracks.”

Chris McLaughlin, Community Safety Manager, said: “I am really pleased that we have been able to organise this year long partnership with County Community Trust. Stockport is a big borough, with lots of busy railway stations and we are delighted to be able to support the work that County Community Trust is already doing by supporting positive social activities alongside education about railway safety and railway careers.”


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