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Here at Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership, we have 6 Key Aims:
  1. Our cross cutting aim is to promote equality, inclusion and diversity across all we do as a CRP  

  2. To provide community insight to shape future proposals for rail investment and services in the County

  3. To improve accessibility to public transport and make it more inclusive for all

  4. To contribute positively to the visitor experience and the long-term economic sustainability of Gloucestershire

  5. To increase community involvement at all Gloucestershire's railway stations

  6. To improve connectivity through the integration of sustainable and active modes of transport

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Meet the team behind the Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership

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Hannah McDonnell
Executive Director

Hannah specialises in responsible tourism,

destination management & inclusion


Helen specialises in marketing, communications and business development

Helen Buckle
Head of Marketing and Communications

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Jon Harris
Chair and Non-Executive Director

Jon specialises in transport planning, accessibility, logistics and education


Faatimah Bham
Community Rail Development Officer

Faatimah focuses on connecting communities to their local railways and the carbon agenda.

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Polly Gannaway-Pitts

Polly specialises in Arts & Cultural events

specialised in inclusion,

LGBTQIA+ advocate


Alayne McDonald
Community Rail Development Officer 

Alayne specialises in health, wellbeing and community development

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Odis Palmer

Odis specialises in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the Great British Railway Transition Team. 


Molly Beebee
Access and Inclusion Lead

Molly focuses on accessibility, inclusion, community engagement, and active travel

Our objectives align with the Department for Transport's four key pillars for community rail:
  • Providing a voice for the community.

  • Promoting sustainable and healthy travel (including getting to the station).

  • Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion.

  • Supporting social and economic development.


All Community Interest Company (CIC) activities are underpinned by a primary economic, social and wellbeing focus to benefit communities and visitors served by railway stations in Gloucestershire. The Community Rail Partnership plays a ‘glue’ role by linking communities, planning departments and transport companies together.

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