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Little Hulton and Walkden Community Committee – Thank You !

February 3, 2011

FOWS wish to say a big, sincere, and public “Thank You !” to Salford City Council and the Community Committee for Little Hulton and Walkden.

The committee – who have previously assisted FOWS with grants for our station greening activities – have provided a substantial 4-figure grant towards the cost of the CCTV cameras which now keep watch over the station. The grant – a matching contribution in a project jointly funded by Northern Rail – is quite simply the difference between Walkden having CCTV cameras or not, and we would like to thank the committee members, community workers, and staff at Northern Rail who have all pulled together to make this long-awaited improvement possible.

Anyone who is familiar with the spate of almost daily vandalism and theft which plagued the station last summer will recognise instantly what a positive difference the cameras have made. They also contribute substantially to passengers’ feelings of safety and security while on the station, and this in turn feeds a virtuous circle of more people using the trains.

With the DfT funded station improvements for Walkden on indefinite hold the grant for the cameras is even more valuable – it’s anybody’s guess how long we would have had to wait for them otherwise.

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