Public Running .

Suspended during emergancy Covid 19 measures

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Worthing & District SME
Field Place
BN13 1NP


(Near Durrington Railway Station and opposite Strand Parade shops)


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Newsletter issue 150 Summer 2020
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Corona Virus Update.


A committee meeting was held this Wednesday Morning (18th March) following the Governments strategy for the Corona Virus pandemic.


     The consequences are as follows.


      All Thursday Club Meeting are suspended until further notice.


      Wednesday mornings are to be for general maintenance purposes only, it is not for social visits or activities.


      Grass cutting will follow a rota that will be published on this page and will still be conducted on a Wednesday weather permitting


      For any work being carried out on days other than Wednesday's there must be at least 2 persons present.


      Public Running is suspended for the forseeable future.


     These actions will put pressure on club funds and therefore any expenditure must be approved by the Chairman and Treasurer before hand.



     Many thanks for your continued support in these difficult times, the WDSME committee


Update April 26th


Grass cutting. We can only have a number of members limited by Government reccomendations on site at any time. So far we have managed two grass cutting sessions, at least social distancing  rules can be observed! Jim Alderman has been organising the times and if you want to join in give him a call.


Club House Security. A member of the committee has been able to look in at least once a week to check out the building's security. So far we have not had any unwelcome visitors.


Expenses. Even though the club is closed our overheads continue to rack up. Thank you to all members who have paid their annual subs as this is our only source of income during the emergancy.


The future. As soon as circumstances change and we can try to get back to normal there will be information here, by phone calls, emails and the jungle drums letting you know what we will be doing, when, where and how.



As I reported just before the national lockdown, our new projector had arrived. It was tested, along with the replacement Blu Ray player we sourced previously and all was found to be working. It all requires installation and under the enforced circumstances there's not a lot we can do although all the bits and pieces have been ordered and and are ready to be put to work.

For security all our stuff has been removed from site and stored safely at home.

Boiler certification


The latest (Jan 2020) boiler certification records are now on the private members page. Please check the status of your locomotives boiler well before running it at Field Place or any other track.

Members Diary & Events



Club Members meet regularly in our own clubhouse situated at Field Place, Durrington, near Worthing.


Scheduled meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7.30pm with either a guest speaker or "in-house" programmes.

Here members have access to notices, documentation and a discussion forum. This area is password protected. 

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