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Committee Meeting

September 7, 2007

At our committee meeting this week FOWS members reviewed progress over the last two months. Whilst tempered with disappointment over Network Rail’s failure to lower the track level during the engineering closure, there was still some more encouraging news on various fronts, including:

  • Network Rail have inspected the platform and although they have not committed to any plans, we understand they are considering the option of raising the platform level and rebuilding some of the disused section.
  • Plans for planting up flower beds and installing planters on the platform have been drawn  up, and an application for funding has been submitted to Little Hulton & Walkden Community Committee.
  • Northern Rail have agreed to install litter bins at the station.
  • Planning for installation of some locally produced artwork is underway and a meeting with Northern Rail to discuss possible locations has been arranged.
  • Network Rail and Salford Council have inspected the bridges outside the station and we hope the pavements will be cleaned shortly. Network Rail are understood to have plans for a permanent solution to the problem which will be announced shortly.

We were very pleased to welcome Councillor Les Turner, and Northern Rail’s Mark Barker to the meeting. Regular attendees at our meetings include representatives from GMPTE, Salford Council community workers, and Councillor Iain Lindley, demonstrating that FOWS enjoys support from a broad range of organisations and political parties.

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