Starting with the good news - the Health & Safety Issue on the SVR was resolved at the end of October with the appointment of a new Health & Safety Manager to cover the whole Railway and a Duty Yard Master at Bewdley to control & monitor activities in Bewdley Down Yard.
Now for the bad news - due to an increase in Covid 19 cases in September and October the whole of England was placed in a new Lockdown from 5th November to 2nd December which obviously prevented us from resuming Restoration Activities on site at Bewdley. It was hoped we could resume work in early December but for various reasons this has not been possible. Even with the promise of Covid 19 Vaccinations starting in December and being ramped up in the New Year it is difficult to say when restoration work will resume. Hopefully this will be early in 2021. Again, All we can say at present is watch this space for an update on the situation.