Partnership Development Group (PDG) has held its first meeting since 2018. PDG is an advisory and stakeholder body drawing together participants from all the major groups on the WSR together with County and District Council representation. Its role is to provide a forum for members of the WSR family to discuss railway wide issues and to provide advice and support for projects and initiatives.
Members of PDG are:
Justin Kerr-Peterson WSR PLC
John Parsons Station Master, Williton (representing Station Masters)
Ian Young S and D Trust
Martin Howard DEPG
Richard Newton Friends of Minehead Station (representing Friends Groups
Mike Rigby Somerset West and Taunton Council
David Hall Somerset County Council
Mike Sherwood West Somerset Railway Association
Steve Williams West Somerset Steam Railway Trust
PDG will be adding a WSR staff representative to its membership in time for the next meeting.
At the first meeting on 26 June, Steve Williams was elected Chairman and Mike Sherwood Vice Chairman. In order to keep WSR staff and supporters up-to-date with developments, PDG will be publishing its minutes on the various websites and social media platforms normally used for WSR matters.
Mel Hillman has kindly agreed to return to his role as PDG Secretary.
PDG will meet quarterly unless a more urgent discussion is required and the next meeting will be in September 2020.