Online payments can be made by Debit/Credit card, or by PayPal. Card and account details are not held on this website, or by The L&BR Trust or CIC.
You can rest assured that the area where you are asked to enter your card details is secured with the secure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTPS). This is used for all ecommerce transactions, including online banking. Your web browser will normally display a padlock icon (such as this: ) to indicate that the website is secure, and the web address will begin with https:// in the address bar. When connecting using HTTPS, a digital certificate is used to ensure that transaction details are processed in a secure environment.
If you prefer to join the L&B Trust offline, please download and fill in our Membership Application Form and post with the appropriate remittance to the address on the form. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader - the latest version is available to download from here
If you are a UK taxpayer, please select the Gift Aid option as this enables the L&B Trust to receive 25 pence for every pound of your subscription or donation at no extra cost to you.
If you are unsure if you have done this previously, please do it now as it helps us to keep our records up to date. If this is your first Gift Aid declaration please read the Additional Information about Gift Aid section before selecting the Gift Aid option.
You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader - the latest version is available to download from here
Donations - You can of course give more than the amount quoted. Any additional sum, if unspecified, will be treated as a "donation" towards general funds.
Legacies - We would also be pleased to let you know how to benefit the Trust with a legacy. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more details.
Unlike some railway organisations, being a "Member" makes you a joint owner of the railway and gives one the right to attend and vote at the Company's Annual General Meetings. More importantly as a Member you will be playing an active part in the fantastic project that is the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway!
Trust Members also receive our award-winning magazine as well as frequent Newsletters to keep them updated with the latest happenings around the railway.
The Members Magazine: This is published three times a year, and is well Illustrated with both rare historical articles and photos, as well as evocative drawings and paintings recapturing the atmosphere of the line as well as modern images and stories about the line and and its operation.
Newsletter: The L&B Trust Newsletter is only available to Members and is published several times a year.
In addition to the above, access is permitted to the Members Only pages of this website where there is more detailed news as well as behind the scenes stories.
Volunteering: Members are encouraged to volunteer for a single morning/afternoon, a day, a week or for as many months or years as you like! Remember too that not all volunteering is done in North Devon. For example this website is administered by a volunteer from Kent!
For more details about volunteering click here
Area Groups: Most Members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust are not based in Devon and not just from the UK, but also the rest of the World. Wherever they are, they form local Area Groups to meet, socialise and further the aims of the L&B Trust. L&B Members are encouraged to join area Groups. For contact details and further information about Area Groups - CLICK HERE
Annual Membership Period: The membership year commences 1st April. Applications made between 1st October and 31st March will be valid for a full year from the following 1st April.
If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please ask. Alternatively, ask at your local tax office, or refer to the advice on the HMRC web here
By signing up for Gift Aid you understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year then it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
Please notify the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust if you:
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
Although Trust Membership is rarely refused, application for Membership of the Trust is subject to approval by the Trust Board. Once granted, it is then subject to the Memorandum and Articles of the Company.
In the unlikely event of the Trust being wound up, the maximum Legal liability of a member of the Trust cannot exceed £10.