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Havering Miniature Railway club sound the horn for more members

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 January 2016

Havering Miniature Railway club are building a track in Lodge Farm Park

Havering Miniature Railway club are building a track in Lodge Farm Park

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The Havering Miniature Railway club is on track for an exciting year after members feared they were at the end of the line in 2015.

The group, which was founded in June 2014, has been granted planning permission for a miniature railway track in Lodge Farm Park, Lodge Avenue, Gidea Park, after being refused permission elsewhere.

The club is now waiting to hear if it has been successful in its application for funding.

If it has, members hope to have the train running by summer, but they will require larger numbers, said chairman Bill Dadswell.

“We are over the moon that we have been granted permission,” he said.

“We’re now just waiting to hear if we have been granted funding.

“After that, we can get down to the hard work!”

The 600m track will run from the bowling green towards the children’s playground, before looping back.

The plans include a fully-functioning train station, with a picnic area and engine shed.

Bill said the club plans to donate any profit to charity.

He said: “We decided to build this track for the community and we hope they enjoy it.”


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