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julian atkins11/03/2020 21:50:29
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Dear All,

The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust, which has long been established at Washford station and yard on the West Somerset Railway for some 45 years, and have restored the station and signal box as an excellent museum and have a great facility in the old goods yard, have last month been served by the WSR PLC board with a 'Notice to Quit' of 12 months under s.25 Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This is despite having been granted a new lease by the WSR PLC just under 2 years ago of a further 50 years.

Can I please ask any forum members who would like to support the SDRT to join up...

www.sdrt.org/Membership.Html

Cheers,

Julian

Bodger Brian11/03/2020 22:00:37
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In case anyone wants to hear both sides, this is the position of the West Somerset Railway.
https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-board-statement-regarding-washford

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Brian

Edited By JasonB on 12/03/2020 07:06:50

Steviegtr11/03/2020 22:13:26
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It is a shame that things like this happen, but it does. It would seem that both parties are not talking as they maybe should. In a situation like this both parties should both leave the box. Stand together & think outside the box. It is easy to become saturated with ones own agenda. Obviously both sides have an agenda. Surely in a modern age both parties should put away there dualing pistols & get together to find a solution. I cannot support either side & will not join a club or such when I live at the other end of the country. I wish you all the best & hope you can find a way to maybe support each other with fund raising & the like.

Steve.

julian atkins11/03/2020 22:24:05
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Hi Brian,

I was deliberately trying to be objective on all this, but you have brought up Mark Smith's press statement, as a WSR PLC board member, that is inflammatory and subjective towards the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust describing it as a 'cuckoo in the nest' etc.

Probably best to discuss this with me via a PM, rather than detract from the situation the SDRT currently finds itself over Washford and the WSR PLC board serving a 'Notice to Quit' with no warning whatsoever, and less than 2 years after it agreed to a new 50 year lease.

Lots of you must have visited Washford, and lots of you might have an affliation with the old S&D, and anything you might individually be able to do to assist the SDRT would be very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Julian

julian atkins11/03/2020 22:24:07
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Edited By julian atkins on 11/03/2020 22:51:56

julian atkins11/03/2020 22:32:33
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Posted by Steviegtr on 11/03/2020 22:13:2It would seem that both parties are not talking as they maybe should. In a situation like this both parties should both leave the box. Stand together & think outside the box. It is easy to become saturated with ones own agenda. Obviously both sides have an agenda. Surely in a modern age both parties should put away there dualing pistols & get together to find a solution.
 
 
 
 
What a load of ill-informed drivel and nonsense

 

Edited By julian atkins on 11/03/2020 22:32:58

Steviegtr12/03/2020 06:53:58
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I am sorry but that is how I read your & their post. From your reply it makes it sound even more so.

Steve.

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