Minsters Rail Campaign

Meet the team


Key Campaign Members

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Chairman – Peter Hemmerman


Peter is a Town Councillor at Market Weighton, as Mayor for 5 years and Deputy Mayor for two.

Peter has long campaigned to improve public transport  and tourism in the Western Wolds towns to bring prosperity and business growth to the region.  He is also lead councillor for flood prevention issues and chairs a number of council committees and a local charity.

Peter believes passionately that rail is the only solution to sustainable mass transit and wants to see East Yorkshire connectivity improved by every means possible.



Treasurer and Membership Secretary – James Connelly

Professor James Connelly teaches politics at the University of Hull. He joined the Minsters Rail Campaign in 2006, the year he moved to Beverley, because he sees the reinstatement of the line as being a vital part of the local transport network and essential to the future of East Yorkshire.

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Secretary – David Pennie

David is involved with various railway groups, and has helped the Hull & East Riding Rail Users’ Association  to compile responses to consultations on the future of rail services in our area. He became more actively involved in the Minsters Rail Campaign after it was known that the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's draft Local Plan does not protect the routes identified in the 2005 feasibility study round the three areas where the original line has been built over, and drafted the challenge to the soundness of the Local Plan.



Committee Members

  • George Cheek

  • Andy Faulkner

  • Brian Hayes

  • Chris Wilson

  • Roy Begg

  • Steve Burwood