UKSPF project: Llangollen Railway Trust - Staying on Track

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Project lead: Llangollen Railway Trust

Project overview

The Llangollen Railway Trust aim to develop a 'package to strengthen the organisation' enabling them to continue their restructure process following several years of organisational change.

Through the introduction of new staff resources, this project will focus on establishing robustness in fundamental areas of the organisation, namely:

  • volunteering
  • training
  • interpretation
  • conservation

This project includes feasibility and survey work to further future proof the organisation, promoting the historical significance of the Dee Valley and it’s place in Denbighshire today.

Project update

March 2024

The project appointed 4 new members of staff and entered an extensive period of activity through the festive period and into the New Year. 

All the SPF roles assisted in enhancing several areas of typical delivery programmes, which led to over 1100 extra visitors (in comparison to 2022), with a further 15 volunteers recruited to carry out such an extensive operational timetable.

Alongside this, our SPF funded Interpretation, Training & Environmental roles have progressed numerous areas of their prescriptive work programmes, namely, but not limited to: 

  • Training and competency review of existing departments near completion.
  • Several training courses, including First Aid and PTS (Track Safety) carried out.
  • Liaison with AONB partners on several interpretation and environmental/conservation projects.
  • Partnership agreement with Wrexham University has been agreed, which will not only compliment the work programme of the SPF project but will also provide post graduate opportunities for the university and their students.

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