Save Rugeley Miniature Railway
#3Clubs like these are really important to keep a beautiful hobby alive.
Remco Vegting (Vledderveen , 2023-03-01)
#5To save a wonderful asset for the current membership and future members and for the general public to enjoy
Mike Dunning (Chester , 2023-03-01)
#7This a an amazing thing that many generations will enjoy! This should be loved and enjoyed by all!
Molly Gibson (Cannock , 2023-03-01)
#11There will have been years of care and attention spent on this railway and the work involved in moving it is extremely expensive and difficult. If the site is to remain a public park then the housing estate will already have some character, something that most housing estates never have. Please leave it where it is.
Paul Phillips (Watford , 2023-03-01)
#13I used to work at rugeley power station and have seen first hand what pleasure this fantastic little railway brings to people. It truly is a super little gem 💎
Christopher Barkas (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#15We need more model engineering clubs around the west midlands and black country area
Carl Perry (Dudley , 2023-03-01)
#17The railway should be preserved for our future generations to enjoy and for our past generation to be remembered
Susan Key (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#18This has to be saved for the community. A Jewel in the Crown.
Anthony Banton (RUGELEY, 2023-03-01)
#19I know how wondetful this miniature railway is to to the local residents. It is a fantastic asset to rugeley and should be saved.
David Laing (Stoke on trent, 2023-03-01)
#20I firmly believe that this railway will be a major attraction to the public amenity area being planned for the re development of this huge site. It allowed to remain in its present form it will be an asset to a huge number of Rugely residents but also attract visitors from a wider area.
Dan Thurstan (Blackburn, 2023-03-01)
#22It's important to keep these miniature railways running
Robert Hall (Uttoxeter , 2023-03-01)
#26We must protect established local interest clubs so that they continue to benefit the local society.
Simon Arnold (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#31I’m signing because it is wrong of the council to have approved planning knowing that this little railway has been there for 27 years. It is greedy and short sighted of the developers not to create a community space that would have included the railway.
Donna Louise MQ (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#32This is such a hugely popular attraction both locally and further afield. It is a first rate club and facility that educates and provides enjoyment to thousands of people of all ages. It also makes a huge contribution to the happiness and mental health welfare of both its members and visitors!
David Slack (York, 2023-03-01)
#33My little boy would absolutely love this and it’s part of our town, despite the power station no longer being there I’m sure it could be found a new home for others to enjoy
Laura Conroy (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#35This little gem of an engineering marvel need to be used and appreciated for generations to come when the area is publicly accessible again. It needs to be part of the public space amenities for children (and adults) to enjoy. It's also a historical in value
Darren Bussler (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#36I’m appalled at the planning decision which would lead to the loss of a valuable community asset
Gary Johnson (Burton-on-trent, 2023-03-01)
#38It would be so sad to see it gone, all the kids… and adults love to ride it
Helen Harvey (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#39It would be lovely to preserve this if we can
Alyson donegan (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#41I've lived in the area all my life and want to see some of brereton and rugeley to stay the way it was for future generations to enjoy not just to see bricks and mortar everywhere.
Caron Norbury (Staffordshire , 2023-03-01)
#44It will be a loss to the community.
Alison Harvey (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#46To keep part of the towns heritage.
Sue Wilkes (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#47I am a former member of the Power Station club, and my children went on this many times Fantastic to keep anything from the former site.
Jason Cope (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#49I enjoy the miniature railway in its current form.
Rob Fenner (Crewe, 2023-03-01)
#50This amazing railway has to be saved for future generations.
Mark Franklin (Rhyl, 2023-03-01)
#51It is so important to save this train track because it is part if Rugeleys heritage. It has been there a number of years and it provides a hobby for many people.
Lorraine Barker (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#58This is one of the best tracks in the UK
Trevor Wootton (Walsall, 2023-03-01)
#59It's a local attraction that should remain
Sarah Vivian (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#60An important part of rugeley and a an attraction for all local children
John Thain (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#61I’m fed up of every single piece of land has to be taken and filled with housing
Debra Brown (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#62I grew up in Rugeley my Dad worked at the power station, the little railway should stay
Isabel Lloyd (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#64I care about providing a valuable resource for people to enjoy
Steve Clark (Pickering , 2023-03-01)
#66We used to run Lakeside Football Club from the power station. Our lads loved the trains and thank you for sharing it with them. Hoping you can remain at the Site and the trains keep running for years to come
Monique Mcpeake (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#68It is an asset to the local community. I have driven my locomotive there and know the people who run it. They deserve to continue to own and operate this venue.
Steve Harland (Selby, 2023-03-01)
#69The retention of the full version of this amenity will be a big attraction to encourage people to get out and make even more use of the planned public recreation area, as well as forming part of the area's heritage.
JOHN WILSON (RUGELEY, 2023-03-01)
#71This kz part of rugeleys history and needs to be kept fkr future generations for all to remember the past of this town and the people ejo lost there lives work in the pits here.
This is apart of rugeleys history and heritage that they are trying to destroy and needs to be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Hayley Pearson (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#72Whilst I approve of housing development, green spaces that promote well-being, protect wildlife and woodland are equally as important. This lovely little railway could be an attraction that encourages people to engage in the countryside and also celebrate the legacy of the site.
Pauline Brown (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#74I have visited this amazing railway before and had a great time. We need more attractions like this not less. The guys have worked very hard to get this railway running. Let it stay open.
Christopher Woolston (Oakham, 2023-03-01)
#75I was a member of Rugeley Power Station Social Club and I agree that we must keep and preserve this wonderful railway.
John Passey (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#78Wonderful history to keep for future generations to enjoy
Jasmine Pierzak (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#79I would like to see this kepted for the history of the area
Gerald Molineux (Lichfield, 2023-03-01)
#80It is a precious piece of Rugeley history and should not be lost
Julian Money (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#83I believe that by saving the railway the local community will be able to enjoy its' benefits for many years to come, especially the children and those who have never encountered at first hand any form of Engineering............ It's an obvious asset that if lost can never be replaced.....
ALAN REDGRAVE (Trench, Telford, 2023-03-01)
#84Rugeley needs to keep attractions like this. It would be a great asset for the leisure and recreation area of the development, and a good focal point for wider heritage trails.
We've all seen the box ticking green / play spaces that get dropped into new developments by developers , let's be honest they are pretty ugly, cheap and rarely used. This would be a massive enhancement to the power station leisure & recreation area.
Daniel Shillito (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#85This railway should be saved for the community
Pam Gibbon (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#88Too much of our heritage is being lost to redevelopment, there are becoming less and less things for people to do and losing this beautiful railway will add to the list of things lost
Bruce Hope (Hayes, 2023-03-01)
#89Because Rugeley Miniature railway is a valuable asset to the local community and needs to be preserved.
Steven Brown (CREWE, 2023-03-01)
#91I used to ride on when I was young and would love to take my future grandkids
Catherine Hill (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#93I think it’s a great cause
Carol Palmer (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#94This must be saved for the local community to enjoy.
Veronica Dunning (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#96It has brought a lot of pleasure to people old and young over the years and no reason why that should not continue to be the case. It would be a lovely focal point within the new housing development whilst maintaining a historical link with the sites former use.
Tracy Barnett (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#99This is an asset to the people of Rugeley and surrounding areas. It needs to stay as it is, not chopped in half. The current members gather for meeting and take part in activities and is a huge benefit to their mental health.
We are always calling out for things for youngsters to do in Rugeley. What better way to get them interested in engineering etc. The wealth of knowledge to be shared is immense from current members.
Ruth Banton (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#100It's a marvellous and unique facility for the area. Once gone it can never be replaced.
David Fort (Halesowen , 2023-03-01)
#101We need to keep things like this in rugeley! Great fun for the children!
Abigail Williams (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#102Loved going on miniature railway
Lian Smith (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#104So much effort went into it's construction and it will be of great benefit to the new community being built around it.
Barrie Wilkinson (Hammerwich, 2023-03-01)
#106This is a wonderful little jewel in the corner of a huge mass of new housing and development. .it should be kept to make Rugeley a little bit unique instead of just another huge soulless concrete expansion
Patricia Cooke (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#108I used to love this when I was little!!
Megan Diamond (Armitage, 2023-03-01)
#109I totally concur with the text and what should be emphasised is that the railway gives a lot of pleasure and interest. Surely reducing it for a play park, often a shambles after a few years is less than logical - local children will have more interest and be drawn into the hobby.
David Halstead (Nr Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, 2023-03-01)
#113I strongly agree that attractions like these will be lost forever if they cannot be saved from greedy developers.
Peter Harrison (Swadlincote, 2023-03-01)
#114This is a local asset that needs to remain open and provide years of enjoyment for the community.
Steve Trotman (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#115it would be nice
peter colbrook (nuneaton, 2023-03-01)
#117I’am signing because we are losing to much green spaces in our towns and cities,there is far too much concrete going into the ground as it is ,plus I love railways
Ian Thompson (Grays , 2023-03-01)
#118Local to society and an avid model engineer
Stephen Robb (Cannock, 2023-03-01)
#120It's a great railway had so much enjoyment there
Chris Newton (LLANGOLLEN, 2023-03-01)
#122Community assets and open spaces should remain intact to be enjoyed by all. The miniature railway will be a huge attraction and the considerable efforts of the Model Engineers in constructing and maintaining this superb amenity should not be simply swept away by redevelopment.
Roger Norish (Stone, Staffs, 2023-03-01)
#123Something as important as this should be kept and let the public see it
Brian Morgan (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#124This is a valuable asset to the community, and it would be a travesty if it was lost.
Darren Foley (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#127I’m signing because this little railway is part of the history and heritage of Rugeley. It will add interest and enjoyment to the intended new use of the space and is worthy of preservation.
Nigel Braithwaite (Redditch, 2023-03-01)
#128We need local interest.
Grahame Foster (ARMITAGE, 2023-03-01)
#129It’s important to keep some of the town’s heritage and to give children some different form of outdoor activity connected to the past.
John Ivans (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#131We need this as children have so few activities locally.
Glynis Hiscox (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#132To save the railway for future generations
Emma Olds (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#134Used to work here, was always good seeing the community make use of a lovely thing
Jon Grocott (Stoke On Trent, 2023-03-01)
#139I want to go on the train
Sophie Walker (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#144I am signing because the railroad has been there a number of years and can not see why it has to be changed, it will cost them more to move the track than any profit in any property put on the proposed track bed.
It’s all about profit not people.
Peter Hardwick (Tipton , 2023-03-01)
#145Longstanding institutions like the railway should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Soon there will be nothing left of our heritage due to development.
Andrew Burns (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#146We should preserve this area for future generations and their enjoyment of this railway system that is generously supported by this group of volunteers
Nicholas Chan (Avila, 2023-03-01)
#147The people of Rugeley deserve this what a memorable experience for all
Patricia Langston (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#148It brings back memories from my childhood and I think it's important to preserve our history to teach future generations about our past.
SIMON RADFORD (Swadlincote, 2023-03-01)
#150The model railway was there first. The builders/developer are just seeing pound signs not the history and dedication of the club. Disgraceful that they want to build on this.
Ann Whittenbury (Lichfield , 2023-03-01)
#152This as been with us for years. We want it to be saved.
Denys Richardson (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#155I’m from Rugeley
Paul Hardy (Ballymena, 2023-03-01)
#156These attractions are a very important part of the community and give hours of Plato young and old alike.
Andy Walker (Cornwall , 2023-03-01)
#160Having run my model locomotive at the superb Rugeley Miniature Railway as a visiting guest, I have to say the railway, in its current form, is a valuable, ready made leisure asset, available to both the developers of the power station site, the general public and future residents of the housing development, at little or no cost. Not only does the facility serve a leisure function, but also a teaching function, where people can learn about engineering, hopefully stimulating interest in the younger population to become our future engineers.
Lee Worthington (Bolton , 2023-03-01)
#162Great family attraction to the proposed public area
Tony Lawton (Newcastle, 2023-03-01)
#163Something like this will never come back we use to have 1 in Lincoln till the council decided to close it
Neil Bagley (Lincoln, 2023-03-01)
#166Rugeley needs to keep little gems like this!
Jakk Dannielz (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#167My children rode on this
Dawn Harvey (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#169This facility should be saved. My children went there and enjoyed it. I have been down to meetings there. It is a fantastic facility which would draw children and adults alike. It will also get publicity for the Model Engineering Club.
Colin Heseltine (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#170It is a local treasure that has been around for generations, much more enjoyment for future families can be had and should not be lost just for more houses like so much else has been.
Clair Gibbons (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#171It is a local attraction which will hugely benefit the community especially children
Pauline Bickerton (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#172This would be a lovely attraction for families in the local area
vanessa uden (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#174To save this miniature railway is a must,
For it's historical value to rugeley,
& Also it would be a great feature in the new park development,
Please keep the railway,.
Gillian Shirley (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#175I firmly this railway should be kept running in its entirety for the people of Staffordshire and wider areas to enjoy in the future
Simon Pearson (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#177We have lost enough heritage in our small town. This needs saving for future generations
David Allen (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#179no railway should be bullied by developers
Alex Betteney (Stockton-on-Tees , 2023-03-01)
#181We need to protect and preserve our local history and facilities
Julie Wilkes (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#183why should something that has been there for 35 years be destroyed...for houses to be built!!!
maureen bradbury (chester, 2023-03-01)
#184It is important to keep these small clubs going tor young people to discover engineering can be fun
David Parmenter (Gravesend , 2023-03-01)
#185I helped to build the track,it gives me a lot of pleasure in my old age and i like to see the smiles on the faces of the children that managed to ride on it
peter booth (rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#186The benefits to all far outweigh short term profit making,surely that must be obvious?
Adrian Morris (Chester, 2023-03-01)
#187This is an amazing place for a family day out
Ramona Danciuc (Lichfield, 2023-03-01)
#188My grandad use to take me here as a kid and I loved it!
Abi Gu-Bates (Rugeley , 2023-03-01)
#189I was born and bred in Rugeley!
Elizabeth Donnelly (Romsey, 2023-03-01)
#190It's a wonderful thing to have and would be such a shame to loose it for housing
Andrew Acton (Cannock, 2023-03-01)
#191This is a local asset and needs to be kept in its current form. Once gone, no one will build another!
Mike Smith (BRENTWOOD, 2023-03-01)
#192My son would love this railway!
Zoe Hallam (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#193It’s part of Rugeley’s heritage and enjoyed by many. The Power Station(s) was (were) a major part of the areas modern history.
Philip Kent (Rugeley, 2023-03-01)
#194Losing such a delight would be devastating for the community.
Carol Harrison (Swadlincote, 2023-03-01)
#195Full size steam is becoming more rare, these models, the people that build them are the future of remembering and enjoying our past.
Justin Shaw (Chiba, 2023-03-01)
#199We need facilities like this miniature railway. It brings enjoyment to children and adults and fosters an interest in engineering and model making.
Graham Roberts (Swansea, 2023-03-01)