The WSRA Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally Committee have sent us a statement and we believe the membership will want to read it:

“The WSRA Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally Committee would like to add their support to the Reform Group in their call for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the West Somerset Railway Association. The Rally team fully supports the Coombes report and its recommendations and are disappointed the six trustees concerned have chosen not to resign from the board as a result. We are keen to see that the proposal of The Way Ahead can be agreed and implemented at the earliest opportunity to bring back a cohesive railway where all groups and organisations involved in this important heritage railway work together to preserve it, at its best, for future generations

We had a very successful Rally in 2015 both financially and as an event that was enjoyed by many for which we have had much positive feedback and praise. It was managed wholly independently of the WSRA board. This success was due solely to the dedicated team of volunteers and its supporters and the trustees can therefore take no credit for the event although we do acknowledge that the WSRA financially underwrite the event.

Ian Jonas, WSRA Rally Chairman, on behalf of the WSRA Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally Committee.”