Rubbish !March 10, 2010
FOWS are pressing Network Rail to clear up the litter that’s making an eyesore of the trackside at Walkden station. As the litter is next to the track neither FOWS nor the station staff are legally allowed to collect it – it has to be done by Network Rail.
We have also asked for a key to the gated area at street-level with the large advertising hoarding (up Walkden Road from the station entrance). This is also Network Rail property and also strewn with litter. As this area is not track-side we are hopeful we can gain permission to tidy it up ourselves.
We have also enlisted the help of Salford’s Environmental Officer to liase with Network Rail about clearing lineside litter and the embankments running through Walkden. However after several months of trying we understand Network Rail have not yet committed to a date for cleaning up their property.
FOWS have offered to help Network Rail with any clean-ups in an effort to break the log-jam.