Archive for October, 2016


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