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As it becomes bigger it become mostly management

This campaign tip (no. 54) was published on Saturday, 23rd February 2019
If you start a new independent campaign, you're at the cutting edge all the time. But as it grows, you have more management to do - and indeed you need to start making choices between managing and being the technical lead.

We are very fortunate at TransWilts to have a really good team doing the management and admin and each the various background elements - the body/bodies at the centre where all the spider's legs come together are critically important. I have only to look around to realise how fortunate we are to have Paul, and Peter, and Bob, and myself all undertaking leadership and co-ordination elements that other CRPs and user groups find so difficult to fill

It may be about trains - but so much of the job becomes managing and inspiring the people who promote the trains, not necessarily spending all your time directly working with an promoting the trains. Picture - Mark Hopwood, MD of GWR giving an update at the 2017 Community Rail Conference.
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These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at-
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What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018

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