Steve Ehrlicher has trawled through the rival bids for the NatWest money tonight and using his info, the situation is as follows as at 8.30pm) in our area:
Keynsham Mencap : 442 votes
Bath Swim (for disabled)): 362
Our project: 325
Somer FM Radio: 310 (and increasing by four or five every hour)
The voting I have just found out now has been extended to finish at 12 noon tomorrow. Steve also tells me that because a number of people have found it difficult to get online Nat West now have a freephone number 0800 0155 545 that you can call - just quote Project number 2903 and/or the name Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust. This of course could put us back to fourth because we don't think the numbers on the site reflect any telephone votes so if you want to cast your vote and haven't been able to get through or want to tell your friends to vote for us, please use the telephone shortcut please and email them asap. Somer FM Radio will be going great guns on tomorrow's radio show to tip uis into fourth place as they have a captive radio audeince and may well be lketting people know of our score to chivvy people to vote - we don't have the same audience of course. Unfortunately this additional telephone voting cannot differentiate between those who may already have voted and those who have not so there could be some double counting. We need to get another 100 or so votes I think to be sure of being in one of the top three so do tell all your railway friends about this number and use it if you have had problems getting through.
Best wishes and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf.