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Committee

The current committee of 7 was elected at the AGM on 3rd February 2019 and are in office until the next AGM in 2020. The elected committee at the AGM consisted of 8 members however the Chairman elected then resigned for personal reasons leaving 7 members on the committee.

 

Chairman

Shane Barry

Shane is currently employed with South Central Ambulance Service as an Associate Ambulance Practitioner responding to 999 emergency calls on a near daily basis as part of his shift work.

This experience results in a strong ability to manage chaotic emergency situations and delegate tasks to individuals with a view to achieving the overall goals of saving lives and preventing any further injuries.

Prior to that he has had experience of managing a Scout District responsible for 250 adult volunteers and almost 1500 young people. This involved co-ordinating a volunteer management team of 20 individuals and multiple projects ongoing at the same time designed to benefit the young people of the District.

In his spare time Shane is working on developing the Trust and moving the project forward. Shane in addition to being the Chairman continues to organise the Project Management aspect of his role and works very hard to move things forward.

Secretary

Daniel Newton

Daniel Newton is a qualified casual Lifeguard and is a Volunteer Sales Assistant in Nightingale House Hospice. He is well organised having been to university and gained a degree and Masters in Creative Media. He is good at keeping files and course work in order and at keeping to schedules.

Fundraising

Liz Humphreys

Liz Humphreys is one of our local committee members who used to drive local buses in the area so is a familiar face to many. She is interested in the local history and naturally of steam! She also considers herself ot be the master of the random....

Environmental

Dale Williams

Dale Williams has spent 17 years working as a retail assistant for Spar (UK) the convenience retail chain owned by the Blakemore family. He has previously volunteered on the Ffestiniog Railway in both Parks & Gardens and as an on train Buffet Steward though he has not been recently due to lack of transport and time. He now volunteers for the Statfold Barn Railway in Tamworth where he is a Signalman, Guard and Photographer.

Treasurer

Steve Richards

Steve Richards spent 33 years in the Financial Services Industry and a further 10 in a government agency that dealt with grants/support for business. He also volunteers at two other organisations, one of which (Bath Rugby Heritage) he is the team leader and bank signatory. He also volunteers at the Swindon & Cricklade railway where he is training as a fireman and part of the team restoring 6984 Owsden Hall.

Safety

Robert Newton

Robert Newton is a Full time Maintenance PAT tester Maintenance Electrician 1969 - 2013. His railway experience includes being a permanent Way worker with Llangollen, Bala Lake, Welsh Highland and Tallyn Railway since 1994, a TTI on Llangollen 1996 - 2008 and currently Booking Office Clerk on Bala Light Railway 2016 - Present