As you may know, we held our AGM on Sunday the 26th of April.

 

Some of the key issues raised are as follows;

 

Relationship with Swanage railway

We have now been adopted as a sub group of the Swanage railway trust, with a formal agreement currently under construction.

 

Publicity

For the publicity stand we have two model railway shows in the autumn,  Christchurch MRC in Bournemouth in October and Weymouth MRA in November

The stand will also be at the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala in May.

It was asked whether there are any other events we could attend, so any ideas, please forward via the usual address or email. We also should soon be featuring in the Swanage Railway Trust’s own magazine, as well as the SR staff newsletter ”Swanning around”.

 

Finances

We are in good shape financially, with a fairly steady income, which is now being boosted by gift aid. Our balance is gradually increasing, but more standing orders are still required.

 

76275

We have been offered a good deal from St Leonard’s Railway Engineering Ltd, with a package to purchase and restore DTSO no 76275, which will be used to form part of our 4TC, with the worst of the two DTSOs at Butterley to be kept as a strategic spare.

 

Election

Members of the committee were elected as follows;

* Chairman-George Rashbrook

* Deputy chairman-Luke Lockton

* Secretary-Tim Buck

* Membership-Dan Bennett

* Treasurer-James Cox

* Publicity/Fundraising-Matthew Richter

* Magazine editor-Matthew Richter

* Technical officer-Olly Wise.

 

 

 

 

George Rashbrook

STCG Chairman

The Swanage TC group publicity stand was at the Weymouth model railway association annual exhibition, over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of November, creating a lot of interest in the project in the area in which the TC's were built to operate.


For the show we introduced our new range of merchandise, which includes fleece's, polo shirts,sweat shirts and mugs, all branded with our logo. This is all available to buy, and we will be sorting out a way of purchasing online soon.

Further to the excellent news that the Swanage Railway Trust has agreed to enter into a 99 year agreement with the Swanage TC Group, the Swanage Railway Trust has set up a Designated Fund to receive all future income and fundraising for the TC.
 
The Designated Fund can only be spent on the TC, and the STCG Committee have been appointed as the Committee of the SRT STCG Sub Group.
 
Being part of a Registered Charity has additional benefits for our Project, because Members donations and subscriptions can raise additional funds for the TC Project via Gift Aid.
 
Gift Aid is explained further on the HMRC Website, briefly; 20% of the value of a Gift Aided ‘donation’ is paid to the Charity by HMRC, when the Charity does a Gift Aid declaration.
More information here:-
 
To enable the 4TC Project to gain additional funding via Gift Aid, our members’ subscriptions must be paid into a SRT bank account. Please can you amend your Standing Order to pay your regular standing order to the new SRT TC bank account:-
Swanage Railway Trust – 4TC group
Account  number 13462420
Sort code   20-68-79

In addition, if you are a tax payer, please download and print this Gift Aid form, fill it in and send to Lorna Lock at Swanage Railway.

 
The STCG Committee will have access to statements for the SRT TC bank account, so we can continue to record members’ contributions and share purchases.
 
James Cox
Swanage 4TC Group Treasurer.

We are pleased to announce that after several months of negotiations, The Swanage TC Group was, at a meeting of the Swanage Railway Trust Council of Management on the 30th of August, officially adopted as a Sub Group of the Swanage Railway Trust. This will be further reinforced by the imminent signing of a 99 year lease of the Unit to the Trust. Our restoration plan was also approved.

Not only does this guarantee our Unit a permanent home at the Swanage Railway once restoration is completed, but it also opens the door to the many benefits of carrying out the restoration as part of a charitable trust. This includes gift aid on any members and supporters donations.

We are planning a meeting open to all our members in the next few weeks to explain this new arrangement in detail and to explain the restoration plan and we also hope to make another exciting announcement within the next few weeks, so watch this space!

We thank you for your ongoing support.

The Swanage TC Group Committee

The Swanage TC group have had a fantastic diesel gala weekend. It was great to see a 4TC back in Swanage after over 40 years, and to experience the 4TC at full speed on the main line with a class 33.
A good amount of money was raised through the sale of "Old Pusher" on board the 4TC, and merchandise on the stand at Norden.
Thanks go out to all who helped make the event happen and to those who supported it.
Hopefully it won't be long until we can have our own TC running, as the visiting one seemed very popular.

Old Pusher

Old and New

4TC on the Swanage Branch again

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