The Swanage TC Group are running a publicity stand over the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala weekend.

We need volunteers to help with publicity and giving out leaflets over the Swanage Railway diesel gala weekend (10th-12th May 2013), so if you can help, please contact us via the website or Facebook.

The first AGM of the Swanage TC Group on Saturday the 13th April 2013 was a great success. There were 12 attendees, and apologies from several other interested people who were unable to attend.
The managing committee and officers were proposed and elected as follows:
Chairman Dan Bennett
Deputy Chairman George Rashbrook
Secretary Tim Buck
Treasurer James Cox
Membership Officer Tim Buck
Technical Officer James Cox,
Publicity/Marketing Officer Luke Farley.
The constitution was approved and can be seen on the website soon.
Various plans for restoration were discussed, and it was agreed that we will aim to initially restore a 3TC, with the fourth vehicle being completed when funds and resources permit.
The Swanage Railway Trust have discussed the possibility of signing A 99 year lease of the TC, which would enable us to claim gift aid on donations.
There was a call for volunteers to help with publicity over the Swanage Railway diesel gala weekend (10th-12th May 2013), as the Swanage TC Group are running a publicity stand and giving out leaflets, so if anyone can help, please contact us via the website or Facebook.
George Rashbrook (deputy chairman)

A temporary committee has been set up to run the Swanage TC group. This has been done to enable the group to form the structure of a society, which is essential for external funding and long term operational agreements.

Our first official AGM will be held at 11:00 on Saturday April the 13th. The venue for the meeting will be the meeting room, in Unit 12b, Purbeck Business Centre, Victoria Avenue Industrial Estate, Swanage (BH19 1AU), next to the railway works. At this meeting a permanent committee will be elected.

All people who have financially contributed to the group, will soon receive an invite to this meeting.

A formal membership system is being set up, for people to be part of the TC group on an annual basis, rather than being a shareholder, as with many other railway preservation groups.

We are planning to have a group meeting in the beer garden of the Huntsman pub at Eridge on Sat 2nd June between 14:00 and 15:00. Subject to availability on the day 33063 will cover the diesel turn at the Spa Valley Railway. Please let me know in advance if you will be attending.

Richard

The first working party did not happen, however the following Friday James Cox, Richard Sinclair, Steve Thorpe and I visited the MRC. Steve and Richard Sinclair had been to Coventry to pick up some covers for the TC - thanks to Dave Burbridge for setting this up. We did not do any work but instead spent the time looking at the vehicles to work out which order the work should be done. It has been decided that  DTSO 76322 will be done first followed by TBSK 70824. On future visits volunteer work will concentrate on covering three vehicles followed by work on TBSK 70824.

We are trying to arrange a Group Meeting towards the end of May / beginning of June. This will probably be in London.

Richard.

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