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Welcome to new global moderator(s) - 1392/3877
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 11th February 2007
I'd like to welcome Nick (Field) as a new global moderator on this Forum. Nick has been a staunch supporter from day one, has his head screwed on right, and shares with me the ideallism that it's healthy to let people post up a wide range of views with just the gentlest of guidance in extreme situations from the admin team ;-)
If you spot anything that needs his or my attention, please let me know.
You'll probably find a similar post going up very soon wecolcoming Lee to a similar position ... but I want to make 100% he's happy with the extra role rather than foisting it upon him. Quite unusually, Lee appears to be offline at the moment.
Re: Welcome to new global moderator(s) - 1392/3881
Written by Lee on Monday, 12th February 2007
[quote author=Graham Ellis link=topic=1392.msg3877#msg3877 date=1171218192]Quite unusually, Lee appears to be offline at the moment.[/quote]
Even I have a life outside of trains ;D
I have accepted Graham's request.
Re: Welcome to new global moderator(s) - 1392/3884
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 12th February 2007
And I am delighted to welcome Lee, too, as a global moderator.
Re: Welcome to new global moderator(s) - 1392/3936
Written by Nick Field on Thursday, 15th February 2007
[quote author=Graham Ellis link=topic=1392.msg3877#msg3877 date=1171218192]
I'd like to welcome Nick (Field) as a new global moderator on this Forum.
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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.
Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.
The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
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