Two members of the PLC board of the West Somerset Railway have announced their resignations from the company in the wake of news regarding the closure of the line for three months in 2019.
Rodney Greenway, who is stepping down from his role as Volunteer Recruitment Director, was the first board member to resign with his resignation taking effect from the 6th November 2018.
Ian Coleby who serves as Chairman and member of the Heritage Committee, the PDG Committee, as well as other associated roles also resigned with his resignation becoming effective from 5th November 2018.
However, Coleby who been with PLC for 35 years, will continue his role as a volunteer on the Railway, a trustee of the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust and as Editor of the WSR Journal.
In this letter to the board, Coleby said he felt “that with the appointment of Jon Jones-Pratt as a very competent and effective chairman, now is the right time to step away and to let fresh faces take the PLC forward.”
In response, the PLC Board thanked Coleby who they said ‘will be remembered on the Board for his tireless work effort and for his determination to uphold the values of the “One Railway” ideal’ and Greenway who ‘led to a real improvement in the way in which volunteers are recruited’ and wished both of them ‘the very best for the future’.