ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2023 Annual General Meeting was postponed after Storm Babet caused disruption to rail services, but has now been re-arranged for Saturday 23rd March 2024 at Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ, starting at 2.30pm We hope we will have more news to report on a possible Community Rail Partnership covering our line - watch this space! Details of earlier AGMs can be found below.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The date of our next committee meeting is Saturday 10th February 2024, starting at 10.30am. Anyone is welcome to join the meetings, but please contact the Secretary beforehand on 07309 650429 or secretary@marpa.org.uk, to confirm the venue.

LATEST MARPA NEWSLETTER
Our Autumn 2023 Newsletter is available now - with the hot topic of Ticket Office closures, plus news of the possibility of a Community Rail Partnership - click here to view.
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Earlier newsletters are available - see below.

PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2022 AGM took place on Saturday 15th October at Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ - minutes can be read here. Presentations were made by Alan Neville of Greater Anglia and Charles Baker from Network Rail, and a lively question and answer session followed. Charles' presentation can be viewed here.

The 2021 AGM was held on 23rd October at Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ. Notes on the AGM can be viewed here, with details of the Q & A here. The Network Rail presentation by Marian Craig, Public Affairs Manager, can be downloaded as a Microsoft Powerpoint file (4Mb) by right-clicking this link and choosing 'Save link as'

The 2019 AGM was held on Saturday 13 April at Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds. Draft minutes can be read here.

Earlier minutes are also available:
2018 AGM here, 2017 AGM here, 2016 AGM here and 2015 AGM here.
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TWITTER
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MARPA NEWSLETTERS
Spring 2023 - with thoughts on connections
Autumn 2022 - some concerns about our train service
Summer 2021
- with lots of news snippets
Spring 2021
- our line's 175th anniversary
July 2020
- in response to the first lockdown
Spring 2020
- written pre-Covid
Autumn 2019
- AGM report
Spring 2019
- What does MARPA do?
Autumn 2018
- Long hot summer woes
Spring 2018
- Beast From The East
Autumn 2017
- Needham Market access
Spring 2017
- Commuters or passengers?
Autumn 2016
- Franchise change
Spring 2016
- Station investments
Autumn 2015
- Elmswell disappointment
Spring 2015 - Newmarket delight
Autumn 2014 - Privatisation confusion
Spring/Summer 2014
- a reminder
Autumn 2013
- reporting on the AGM
Winter 2012
- Olympic outcome
Spring 2012
- overcrowding
Winter 2011
- the car v train debate
Summer 2011
- on London-bound options
Spring 2011
- reflecting on a hard winter
Winter 2010
- and the timetable change
Spring 2010
- and the arguments for two-car units
Winter 2009
- with the focus on two growing mid-Suffolk villages
Summer 2009
- Including timetable change consultation
Spring 2009
- Including confusion over fares
Autumn 2008 - Including the problems of visiting bird sanctuaries by public transport
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