Members Area Login
Follow us on Twitter
The Station House Campsea Ashe
Artists Impression, Anthony Cross BSc(Hons) MRICS
Money raised
station house campsea ashe leaflet download

Download our latest leaflet

Latest News

twitter header

Timeline

300000
295750
  • November 2015
    • Grant: Power to Change
  • September 2015
    • Annual General Meeting
    • Leaflets distributed via EADT's Coastal Scene
    • History article in Suffolk Local History Council’s Autumn Newsletter
  • August 2015
    • Society’s Annual Report
    • Articles in East Anglian Daily Times & Coastal Scene
  • July 2015
    • Grant: Designated Community Rail Development Fund
  • June 2015
    • Articles in East Anglian Daily Times 18.06 and Coastal Scene 19.06
    • Model Railway Exhibition – Station House fundraising event
    • Grant: Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
  • May 2015
    • Talk Train Trail Tea – Station House fundraising event
    • Article in Coastal Scene 29.05
  • April 2015
    • Railway History presentation to Wickham Market WI
    • Ground investigation survey
    • Asbestos survey
    • Mechanical & Electrical survey
  • March 2015
    • Railway History presentation at Suffolk Local History Council Societies’ Day
    • Structural & engineering survey
    • Drains survey
  • February 2015
    • Building condition survey
  • January 2015
    • Grant: Suffolk Empowering Communities Fund
    • Creative Social Entrepreneurs Programme at the Eastern Enterprise Hub
  • December 2014
    • Grant: Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG)
    • Annual General Meeting
  • November 2014
    • Society Membership launch
    • Grant: Lloyds Bank Community Fund
  • October 2014
    • Grant: Frank Jackson Foundation
    • Interview Suffolk Radio
    • Station House open weekend
    • Brick buy Brick appeal launch
  • September 2014
    • Public voting for Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award
    • 3000 Suffolk White bricks reclaimed from the demolition of old Station Hotel stable block, Camspea Ashe
    • Grant: County Councillor’s Locality Budget
    • Donation: Campsea Ashe Parish Council
  • July 2014
    • Article in East Anglian Daily Times 26.07
    • Stand at Campsea Ashe Flower Show
    • Open House & garden working party
  • June 2014
    • Shortlisted for Lloyds Bank Community Fund award determined by public vote
    • Station platform banner
  • April 2014
    • Stand at Framlingham County Show
  • March 2014
    • Grant: SCDC Community Enabling Budgets Scheme
    • Articles East Anglia Daily Times and Ipswich Star
    • Fundraising video launched on website, mydonate, youtube and vimeo (search Station House Community Connections, Campsea Ashe)
    • Breakfast presentation to local businesses with guest speakers Dr Therese Coffey MP and Geraint Hughes (Abellio Greater Anglia)
  • January 2014
    • Article in Suffolk Magazine
  • December 2013
    • Registered for on-line giving via myDonate
  • November 2013
    • Registered for gift aid on donations (form available on our Donate page)
    • Article in East Anglian Daily Times 16.11
  • October 2013
    • Charity status granted by HMRC
    • Runner Up in Best Community Involvement category at Greater Anglia’s Station Adopter Awards 2013
    • Railway Heritage Trust support for canopy rebuild
  • September 2013
    • Grant: Lloyds Banking Group and the Big Lottery Fund
    • Visit from Dr Therese Coffey MP
    • Fundraising prospectus
  • August 2013
    • 15th August interview with Lesley Dolphin at Suffolk Radio:
    • Place awarded on Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2013-2014
    • Newspaper article
  • July 2013
    • Planning application approved
    • Grant from Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Capital Grant Aid Scheme
  • June 2013:
    • Grant from Mrs L D Rope Third Charitable Settlement
    • 14th June: Registration as a Charitable Society for the Benefit of the Community (IPS Bencom) under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965
  • May 2013:
    • Article in Port of Felixstowe’s Waterfront
    • Attendance at ACoRP’s national conference on ‘A Practical Guide to Improving Small Stations’ (Association of Community Rail Partnerships)
    • Application submitted for incorporation as a charitable society for the benefit of the community (IPS Bencom)
    • Planning application submitted
  • April 2013:
    • Article and leaflet in ESTA Members’ Bulletin (East Suffolk Travellers’ Assoc.)
    • Articles in various parish council and benefice magazines
    • Design plan viewings
    • Railway Heritage Trust 1st meeting
  • March 2013:
    • 2nd - 3rd: Open Weekend
    • Station House platform notice board
    • Open weekend reviews in EADT and Coastal Scene
    • Interview on Radio Suffolk with Mark Murphy as part of Beeching Day remembrance
    • 1st private donation
    • Newspaper articles
  • February 2013:
    • Preparation for Open Weekend
    • Open weekend preview in the East Anglian Daily Times
    • Grant from National Community Right to Bid Support Programme
    • Charitable Objects adopted
    • Choice of legal name: Station House Community Connections Ltd
    • Scoping study for the exhibition commissioned from UEA’s Landscape Group
  • December 2012:
    • Grant from Suffolk County Council’s Our Place Transition Fund
    • Grant from Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Economic Regeneration and Development Department
  • January 2013:
    • Newsletter to Campsea Ashe residents
    • Letters to parish clerks, district and county councillors
  • November 2012:
    • 1st Founder Members’ meeting of new proposed Society for the benefit of the community (IPS Bencom)
    • Grant from Local County Cllr’s Locality Fund
    • Scoping study for access and internal platform lift
    • 1st meeting on the exhibition (history of the East Suffolk Line) with University of East Anglia’s Ideas Bank and Landscape Group
  • October 2012:
    • Demonstration of touch screen technology
    • Suffolk County Council approve business plan
    • Co-operative Enterprise Hub offer to act as organisational sponsors and fund incorporation costs
  • September 2012:
    • Business plan submitted to Suffolk County Council
    • Meeting with Dr Therese Coffey MP
  • August 2012:
    • 1st parish magazine article
    • 1st meeting with Suffolk Biodiversity Forum
    • Scoping studies for kitchen, café and building works
    • 1st meeting with East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership
  • July 2012:
    • Advice from The Guild Social Economy Services (Norwich) on legal framework options
    • Scoping studies for book/map shop and café
  • June 2012:
    • Meeting with Area Planning Officer
    • 1st meeting with Propeller Design
    • Scoping studies for layout design, asset/property management, and IT/internet networking
  • May 2012:
    • Donation from Campsea Ashe Parish Council
    • Feasibility report submitted to Suffolk County Council
    • Meeting with Suffolk Acre
    • Electronic mailing list launched
  • April 2012:
    • Surveys to Campsea Ashe residents, railway users, area businesses
  • March 2012:
    • 1st meeting with Local County Cllr Michael Bond
    • 1st Meeting with Greater Anglia
  • February 2012:
    • 1st volunteer group meeting
    • 1st meeting with buildings surveyor
  • January 2012:
    • 1st meeting with Suffolk County Council
    • Suffolk County Council purchased the station house in 2005/6 for access to rebuild the road bridge over the railway line. It has remained vacant and non-operational since. Their current policy encourages local groups to take over spare council owned buildings for the purpose of promoting community benefit. In return for a peppercorn rent, the purpose has to achieve a positive social, economic and/or environmental impact. As the Station House has never been an operational asset, it has always been the Council’s intention to hand it on.
  • November 2011:
    • Proposal first presented to Parish Council

Design and Build by Propeller Design Ltd
Station House Community Connections Ltd. Is a registered society No. 32095R under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and accepted as a charity by HMRC.
Registered address and correspondence: Bucks Head Cottage, Marlesford Road, Campsea Ashe, Suffolk IP13 0QG