The following Facebook page has recently appeared, with some suggestion of concrete progress behind the scenes towards getting access to the station site. The stated aim is to team up with Midsomer Norton in a pincer movement on the tunnels and cutting. Could also then make it possible to push towards Masbury (where the new owners are commencing restoration works). Watch this space, I guess... https://www.facebook.com/ChilcomptonStation/ There is also a closed group, "Friends of The Somerset & Dorset at Chilcompton Station", from which the following (rather mixed) latest update, posted yesterday, is taken... "Well, I knew things were going too well! We are dead in the water (I'm guessing this means moving onto the station site imminently - BB) due to an invasive plant, which has been detected on both estates, and the local area, including the station site. This mean an environmental firm will be dealing with the problem first, before we can gain access to the station. I must admit, this all seems a bit fishy, as I've seen no evidence of strange plants, other than some daffodils and other garden plants, which are the descendants of the station platform gardens. The site owner has also asked us to do a mail drop to all the houses that are directly affected by our plans, which is about 100 homes, so we know if there is any serious objections to our plans. And finally, they have said, they will need to have a meeting with them, and their Land Management Company, who are currently contracted to look after the communal land, pond, and station site. This Wednesday evening the Parish Council will be having a meeting, at which the station project is going to be discussed, along with the plant problem. On a slightly happier note, we now have filled the 3 key posts required to get our Trust started, and the papers will be sent of shortly for registration. This will allow us to open a Trust bank account, and start fund raising. Starting Officers will be: Chairman - John Graham. Secretary - Bridget Roberts. Treasurer - Alex Barns. As we will need proper membership fees to be charged, we will need a Membership Secretary. This can be anyone who wants to help out, but can't easily visit Chilcompton. We are adding posts only when we need them, so we keep the management to a bare minimum. Not the best news."