Friday, 27 June 2014

Director Election results - GWRT

At the Trust AGM held on Thursday 27th June 2014 the election for three directors took place.

Three directors retired in accordance with Article 30 and, being eligible, offered themselves for re-election; Henry Howard, Glyn Cornish and Richard Summers and in accordance with article 32 (2) Garry Owen being eligible also offered himself for election. The election of three directors took place during the AGM with the counting of votes taking place after the meeting had closed.

The final results were announced by the adjudicator, Tony Archer, Ormerod Rutter limited;

Glyn Cornish               258

Henry Howard             151

Garry Owen                149

Richard Summers        254

Therefore Glyn Cornish, Richard Summers and Henry Howard were re-elected to the GWRT board.

Thank you to all who took part, helped or put themselves forward for election. 

Maxine Barton-Hawkins, GWRT Company Secretary

GWSR Plc AGM on Thursday 26th June

My thanks go to everyone who attended. The highlight of the meeting was the appointments to the Plc Board with 8 people standing for the 5 vacant posts. With numbers of shares held being an important factor in the voting, a full poll was conducted combining the proxy votes received in advance and the votes of those attending (who had not previously submitted their proxies). The counting process took some time but was completed by 9.30pm.

For those who could not stay that long and for all others who were not able to attend, the results are - in descending order:

Darren Fairley - 455,144
Richard Johnson - 437,120
Lee Alibone - 426,345
Chris Sparks - 380,699
Colin Fewell - 338,028

Alan Miller - 233,900
Bill Britton - 179,101
Bernard Dudfield - 104,745

My congratulations to the five successful candidates (three re-elections and two new members) and I welcome Richard Johnson and Lee Alibone as new members of the Board.

I also thank the three unsuccessful candidates for being prepared to offer themselves as potential Board members.

We have a lot planned for the coming year so all the Board members will be kept very busy. Please keep us informed of anything that you think may affect either the current operations or our potential future planning - we can only be as useful as your support allows!

Alan Bielby

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

More filming

Last Monday and once again a BBC film crew at Winchcombe this time filming an episode from "Father Brown" with the main action  taking place in the tunnel. Not sure when this will be shown on TV
Colin Fewell

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


A BBC production team was at Winchcombe yesterday filming an episode of Dr Who with the DMU, and with the Tardis hidden in the tunnel. The car park was completely full of location vans, make up studios etc. I don't know when the programme will be shown.
Colin Fewell