Centenary Development Programme
Preparation Phase Begins
The trees felled make way for the redevelopment of Hoyland Down over the next couple of years. In order to complete before the possible return of the children in the New Year, Branchworks kindly fitted us in before the end of the year to enable the trees to come down before the bird nesting season begins.
The work has been carried out in compliance to BS 3998.
Part of our Centenary Development Programme is to complete a sustainable development and regenerate the area as a biodiverse environment. In compliance with our planning consent, we plan to re-establish the fruit orchard that surrounds the Downs Light Railway. By doing so, the loss from the trees felled will be compensated by the planting of new fruit trees.
- The Downs Light Railway Trust is a charitable trust, registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Registration number is 513882.
- The Downs Light Railway Trust's Centenary Development Programme aims to increase youth engagement in heritage railways, provide greater practical learning opportunities and strengthened community involvement. The programme hopes to realise these aims from 2025 when the Downs Light Railway is 100 years old.
- The website link for the Centenary Development Programme is https://www.DLRTrust.co.uk/Centenary.
- The Downs Light Railway was started by The Downs School (Colwall), now The Downs Malvern, in the early 1920s and was formally established in 1925. At over 96 years old, it stands to be the oldest private miniature railway worldwide.