Ashton Court Miniature Railway Under Threat of Closure

Save Ashton Court Miniature Railway Engineers Urge:

It’s an endless round of rally together to protect things in Bristol at the moment. If it’s not education funding or local libraries, now Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (BSMEE) are worried the Ashton Court Miniature Railway will close at the end of the 2018 season.

It’s such a concern, that they have launched a petition to keep the site open.

The site is based in a small corner of the Ashton Court estate and run by non-profit organisation BSMEE. The land is owned by Bristol City Council, though the track, structures and trains are owned by the society.

Now, the council is looking at different options for the land at the end of the 2018 season, including moving the railway to an entirely different location.

‘There is a very real possibility that Ashton Court miniature railway will cease to operate following the end of the 2018 season’, they say. ‘ Bristol City Council are proposing not to renew our lease on the site as they intend to use the land for alternative activities.’

They warn that not only will it be the end of the Ashton Court Railway, it will mean no more train birthday parties, Santa visit or charitable events that the organisation also runs.

To sign the petition, visit: http://bit.ly/SaveAshtonCourtRailway

For more information about the organisation, visit: www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

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