Check out the latest headlines from the East Lancashire Railway Boardroom – 26 January, 2024.

Here are the headlines:

  • LLR Co now members of National Council of Volunteer Organisations.
  • ELR have met Network Rail – Northwest Route Director to work towards establishing a mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Strongstry track relay completed on time and ready for the Burn’s night diners. Well done to the P-Way team.
  • Santa Specials generally ran well, with 34,000 visitors and no major operational issues. Massive thanks to our volunteers, staff and Bury College students in supporting this event.
  • A very challenging 2023 with continuing cost of living with very high prices for energy, materials, maintenance and restoration costs.
  • Business Strategy Group to produce a medium term business plan covering the period 2025-2028 to align with the previously published Capital and Maintenance plan, including a review of all business costs.
  • External Fundraising Priorities are being prepared including ideas for the restoration of the Crab 13065.
  • Updated Safety Policy agreed.
  • Good management of the two pubs has seen a significant turnaround in visitors and revenues. Our thanks to the hard work of our staff and their determination and creativity in attracting new customers.

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