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Drainage Work

You are showing interest in the drainage work so here are some photos. We are grateful to a our good friend and member Malcolm for these shots, they are self-explanatory and mingled with photos of a rainbow. We are waiting for the ballast train to deposit ballast here to cover the pipe and on our siding.

… under the rainbow …

the trench and pipes …

the covered pipes in the trench…

further down the line, where will the water go?

down into a culvert!

… and as it looks from the platform so thank you guys!

FOSS AGM 2020

The AGM will be held online using Zoom on

Wednesday 7 October 2020

starting at 7 30pm (logon starts at 7 pm).

Letters will be sent out electronically to those with email addresses and by post to those with none. Here is a copy of the calling notice.

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING

I, Terry Shipton, Chairman of FOSS, hereby give notice of the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Stogumber Station

Please note that only current membership card holders will be invited to attend.

To be held on-line at Zoom

 

Wednesday 7th October 2020 at 19:00 Log-on for 19.30 START

Within the constitution of FOSS and the minutes of the Annual meeting the following Agenda items will be dealt with:

  1. Welcome from the Chairman.
  2. Apologies for absence.
  3. Minutes of the 2019 AGM.
  4. Vote to accept minutes.
  5. Chairman’s Report.
  6. Amendments to FOSS Constitution.
  7. Treasurer’s Report.
  8. Project Manager and Station Masters Reports.
  9. Secretary’s Report.
  10. Membership Secretary’s Report.
  11. Life Membership & 2019/2020 Membership fees.
  12. At the Catering and Sales counter.
  13. Election and Re-election of officers to FOSS management committee in accordance with FOSS constitution.
  14. FOSS members Open Floor Time (limited to 5 minutes per request) for initial discussions to take place, (topics for discussion to be forwarded to the Chairman ahead of the meeting please).
  15. Any Other Business.
  16. Closing Remarks.
  17. Meeting Close (approx.21.30).

 

Copies of the 2019 FOSS AGM Minutes, 2019 FOSS Accounts and FOSS Constitution will be made available for inspection prior to the meeting via email if requested. If you have an email address and would like a copy of any of the above, then please let me know.                                                                      

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FORM OF PROXY AND or PARTICIPATION SLIP                                 

Please return to Mr Terry Shipton, Chairman of FOSS, 141 Jessop Road, Trotts Hill, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 5LH. Alternatively, you can email to terrisden@gmail.com

I/We, …………………………………………shall/Shall not be joining the 2020 AGM on-line meeting.

As I/we are not joining the 2020 AGM on-line meeting I/we nominate ___________________________ (insert name) as my/our proxy to participate in meeting and vote on my/our behalf. I wish the Chairman of FOSS to hold my/our proxy and vote as he sees fit, (Please delete and complete as appropriate).

Stogumber Station weed free (almost!)

Many thanks to our volunteers who have removed the weeds from a total of 1 mile of track and on both sides of Stogumber Station.

First down the line towards Williton half a mile now weed free…..

now up the line towards Crowcombe Heathfield another half mile

 

 

and further on ….

We have also cleared the siding by the cattle dock and the cess which is nearly finished.

Russell is also clearing the vegetation behind the platform so before …..

and after ….

and behind the fence is not forgotton ….

also a view of the vegetable plot

the area in front of it is where the WSR plc or WSRA are doing drainage works so you can see the trench yet to be filled! We have a rain butt and three compost bins now so we are going environmental too.

 

 

 

All the colours in the garden

Let us see what is in the garden today………red……

yellow …..and orange too

green apples look like a good crop ……

plenty of purple …..

and the Wednesday group have built a path in the tidy vegetable plot ….

Stogumber Station in June

Many thanks to Robin for more pictures.

A general view of the station.

Despite the lack of rain there are flowers.

… even between the rails.

 

 

Videos on Youtube

There a lot of videos on West Somerset Railway TV including one by me on Stogumber Station!

click here for the menu of WSR TV

The Chairman of the WSR Plc has given a Vlog also.

click here for the latest information on WSR Plc