Meeting Minutes: 17 July 2019

Rail Haverhill Meeting Minutes (AGM)
17th July 2019 19.00-21:00


Marcus Field-Rayner, Nathan Clough, Cllr. John Burns, Cllr. Tony Brown, Cllr. Aaron Luccarini, Theresa Callaghan, Margaret Callaghan, Bob Green, Bob Edwards, Jennie Ellis-Edwards, Heike Sowa.

Dennis Wendell, Ian Hammond, Robert Washington



  • The Group will continue as a steering group in collaboration with local and regional partners.
  • Marcus and Nathan re-elected into existing positions, with Marcus taking on a permanent role as Chair following a period as Acting Chair.
  • Treasurer role remains vacant
  • Next Committee Meeting will take place on 14 October 2019


AGM 2018

  • AGM 2018 meeting notes verbally accepted (written notes not available)



  • Marcus Field-Rayner re-elected as Chair
  • Nathan Clough re-elected as Secretary
  • Robert Washington will continue as the Group’s Social Media Officer


Meeting Notes from 22 May 2019

  • Access to money for promotional materials non-existent
  • Appetite for heavy rail


Chair’s Report

  • Attended RailFuture AGM in Bury St Edmunds.
  • Attended the Railtex Expo at the NEC in Birmingham – three tracked rail rolling stock manufacturers represented but no Bendy Bus contributors.
  • Attended Sawston and Whittlesford Rail UIser Group – Aaron Neville attended from GreaterAnglia.


Future of Rail Haverhill

  • A link between Haverhill and Cambridge is now included in the current Greater Cambridge plans.
  • Inclusion in the Skanska Feasibility Study Report (dated November 2017) is an indication that our primary objective of awareness has been realised.
  • Heike raised that we need to keep the pressure on to ensure traction is maintained.
  • Supporting RailFuture East Anglia and Cambridge Connect likely the best future step.
  • John – Work ongoing from West Suffolk Council and Haverhill Town Council, signs are good.
  • Greater Cambridge Partnership looking into a metro to Fourwentways (3 sites being considered).
  • 60,000 people in Haverhill in next 30 years.
  • Decision to continue group.
  • Focus meetings on what Haverhillians want.
  • Greater Cambridge Partnership plan under consultation until September 27.
  • A reported 3% improvement in traffic flow as a result of the Linton Traffic Light updates.


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