FOWS understand from contacts at Salford City Council that new anti-pigeon netting will be installed on the road bridge outside the station on or around June 10th.
Archive for May, 2012
We don’t know why the anti-pigeon nets have been removed from the overbridge outside the station, but one things for sure it didn’t take long for the pigeons to move back to the rafters over the pavement and begin dropping their mess all over the pavement again.
FOWS have been in touch with Northern Rail, Network Rail, and Salford City Council about the unsightly mess and the obvious public health problem it creates. We will report back when information is forthcoming.
Friends of Walkden Station’s resident sunflower fan Peter Hope has kindly donated a dozen sunflowers again this year, and volunteers have been busy planting them up at the station this morning.
Here’s a little reminder from August 2010 of what we have to look forward to again – it’s becoming something of an annual summer treat for passengers travelling through Walkden !
On Thursday 31 May 2012, 7-9pm Tony Williams, Manchester Area Officer of the Light Rail Transit Association, will be giving a presentation on the current Metrolink expansion and construction.
He will be discussing the latest developments, illustrated with photos from over the last 2 years.
Meet at 6.30 for 7 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street (behind Manchester Central Library, nearest Metrolink St Peter’s Square).
Admission is free but a £2 donation would be appreciated towards hire of the room.
Congratulations to FOWS member Labour’s Richard Critchley who last week won election to Salford City Council representing Walkden South.
However Richard’s victory came at the expense of Conservative opponent – and fellow FOWS member – Anne Broomhead. Our commiserations to Anne.
The story illustrates FOWS’ commitment to full political engagement with local councillors and MPs, without bias or attachment to any particular party. FOWS work with anyone and everyone who has the interests of the station at heart !
We’d love to see the councillors from Walkden North and other nearby wards whose constituents make up most of the station’s passenger base getting involved with FOWS too !
The usual warnings about the bus being slower, lacking toilets, and not being able to carry bicycles, non-folding prams, wheelchairs etc apply.
Only the last Wigan-bound train of each evening is affected by bus replacement – all other services are due to run normally.