A representative of Bude Stratton Town Council joins the meetings and confirms that the council have agreed to set up a sub-committee entitled "Rail Reinstatement Working Group".
A proposal to change the name of our group from Bude & Holsworthy Railway Action Group to Connect Bude is unanimously agreed.
The new group plans to grow membership rapidly and campaign to achieve the following core objectives that were agreed on 1 February 2017:
- To campaign to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Rail Network, initially via Okehampton.
- To promote an improved Rail service between Okehampton and Exeter and beyond.
- To ensure the track bed of the former railway is protected against further development.
- To garner the widespread community support of individuals, elected representatives and businesses in order to achieve the first three objectives.