North East Agendas and Minutes

Committee Meeting to be held 6pm Tuesday 17th March 2020. 
Venue: Good Space, Floor 2, (access via lift) Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QE
Note taker: Peter Walker
1. Apologies. Already received from M Murphy / M. Chainey / A. Cosgrove
2. Notes of previous meeting (Wednesday 29th January) – previously circulated
3. Matters arising
(i) Update on branch website. Creation of a branch Facebook page
(ii) Future of the Branch Bulletin
4. Branch matters
(i) AGM - speaker will be Alice Gillman Head of Marketing at Vivarail on Saturday 25th April 2020. Title is Emission Free Trains. Subject to Coronovirus
(ii) Election of officers especially if there is no AGM..
(iii) Attendance at forthcoming Model Railway exhibitions. Stand booked at Aln Valley show Sat 5th / Sun 6th September. Offer of a space at the North Shields has also been received for 18th & 19th July 2020. At Shields we would need to provide the table and man throughout with at least one person 1000 – 1600 both days. Produce roster.
(iv) Date & venue of next Committee Meeting. Note taker.
5. Rail in the NE / Local issues
(i) Meeting with Sedgefield MP - P Howell. Next steps.?
(ii) Terms of Reference for ‘Panel of Experts’ at Northern. Feed in update from M. Chainey
(iii) Review of C4 Dispatches TV program. Should Railfuture NE distance itself it is proves to be negative?
(iv) Darlington Station – update
(v) Any AB & T update post budget.
6. AOB

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