Northern grant awarded for Walkden art project

October 8, 2016

We’re delighted to announce Northern have matched Salford’s Recycle & Reward grant of £1000 toward our station art project taking us to 2/3rds of our target budget. We have further applications in progress and hope to reach our target soon.

Keep following this blog for more news on progress and how anyone in Walkden can get involved in the design workshops !


FoWS respond to TfGM’s 2040 strategy consultation

October 8, 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester have recently run a consultation period on their “2040 vision” – the long-term plan for public transport in the Manchester region.

The FOWS Response to TfGM 2040 Strategy Consultation breaks down our hopes for improvements into achievable near, mid, and long-term goals that will deliver a step change to public transport in our busy and rapidly growing district.

Ultimately we want to see Walkden operating as a transport hub for north-west Salford with light-rail, bus, tram, and cycle facilities incorporated in an integrated exchange. Our proposal is perhaps more ambitious than TfGM’s but we feel that considering the ever-increasing housing and associated congestion in the area an integrated hub is not only justified but essential.


Meeting agenda

October 3, 2016

We have an exciting agenda for our meeting on Wednesday including a presentation on the new RHS garden and updates on various developments … it starts 7.30pm in the Walkden Legion Club on Wilfred Road and open to anyone interested in the future of the station


Walkden “street champions” meeting

September 17, 2016

If, like FoWS, you hate litter but like tidying it up, you may be interested to know Salford’s neighbourhood team are looking to organise some litter picks / tidy ups in the area.

They have set up a meeting with the local Street Champions from Boothstown, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Walkden North and South and Little Hulton, and it will also offer opportunities to network and to look at priority areas for street cleaning etc.

The meeting takes place in Community Room 2 on 20th Sept from 6pm at Walkden Gateway and is open to anyone interested in getting involved.



Thank you for your support!

September 17, 2016

A huge “Thank you” to everyone who voted for FoWS in Salford’s recent Recycle & Reward poll … we are delighted to announce we topped the local vote and now have £1000 towards our station art project !

We have an pending application with Northern for a further £1000

Our plans propose laser cut steel panels on the stairway walls (the red areas below)


The panels will be created by Wigan artist Mark Mennell but the theme of the works is yet to be decided. When all the funding has been secured Mark and FoWS will arrange local workshops for the community and station users to feed into the design process.


Next FoWS meeting – new date

September 9, 2016

In a change to the published schedule, the next meeting of FoWS will be held next Wednesday 5th October starting at 7.30pm in Walkden Legion Club, on Wilfred Road, a few minutes walk from the station.

Come along to hear all the latest news and updates on …

  • plans for a station car park
  • an art project for the station
  • Northern’s community rail plans
  • and much more

We hold meetings every 2 months, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the station or our work.


Last chance to vote for us !

September 6, 2016
As previously reported we are trying to raise money to introduce an art scheme onto the station to improve the dismal condition of the entrance stairway.
We had a great response to our request for votes supporting us on Salford’s Recycle and Reward programme so a big “Thank You” to everyone who already helped.
If you haven’t voted yet please take a minute to vote for us following the link below- voting closes this Sunday (11th Sept)
Thank you from all at FoWS !