All members and shareholders, of the Swanage TC group are invited to attend an Extra Ordinary General Meeting at the Swanage railway meeting room, unit 8, Purbeck business centre, Swanage, BH19 1AU starting at 13:00 on 30th of April 2016.

The meeting is to discuss two matters, which members and shareholders should already have been informed about via email. If you have any queries or comments, please contact “Swanage TC group, Station house, Swanage, BH19 1HB”, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

George Rashbrook, Chairman, Swanage TC group.



You will be pleased to know, that on the evening of the 27th of August 2015, myself (George Rashbrook, Chairman) and Tim Buck (Secretary), met with Mark Woolley, secretary of the Swanage Railway Trust (SRT), to finally sign the completed 99 year agreement, between the Swanage TC group and the SRT.

This agreement, which has been in the making over the past two and a half years, means that the Swanage TC group and its vehicles come under the umbrella of the SRT, and enables any fundraising, grants and donations to go through the trust, and guarantees a permanent home for the TC.

Thanks go out to members of the SRT council of management, assets committee and committee members of the Swanage TC group, for spending hours and hours, thrashing this agreement out, as a good result has been achieved.

We now need to carry on fundraising, spreading the word of the Swanage TC group, and attracting new members, so we can finally get a vehicle into the workshop.

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.



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”.



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.



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.



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.

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