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Walkden station artworks … a sneak preview

April 1, 2017

We are delighted to offer a sneak preview of a couple of the draft designs that artist Mark Mennell has produced for FoWS.

The designs form part of a series of 8 steel panels that will be attached to the walls of the stairway at the station.

We think the designs, produced by Mark in collaboration with Art & Design students at Salford City College are gorgeous and can’t wait to see them installed – hopefully in the not too distant future.

The Walkden station art project has been made possible with generous financial assistance from Salford City Council‘s Community Committee and Recycle/Reward programmes, and Arriva Rail North‘s Community Rail programme.




Car park plan revealed for Walkden station

December 3, 2016

stationcarparknews002We were delighted with the confirmation this week that Salford City Council have agreed to make the old council depot site on Chestnut Lane available to TfGM as a dedicated station car and bicycle park.

With the disruption caused to our neighbours by on-street parking, and the ever increasing problem of congestion-related pollution, we believe this is great news for passengers and residents alike.

FoWS have been working with TfGM and local councillors to bring this to fruition, and we want to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who’s helped to make it happen.

Keeping public land in public ownership and utilising it for public good is not an easy trick to pull off these days, so a special thank you to City Mayor Paul Dennett, Walkden councillors Richard Critchley, Iain Lindley, and Roger Jones, and Owain Roberts from the Rail Team at TfGM !


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 !


AGM Agenda published

April 19, 2016

The agenda for our forthcoming AGM on 10th May is now available for download.

We’re delighted to welcome special guests from Northern, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford’s Neighbourhood team, and Worsley Civic Trust. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

In addition to learning about Arriva Rail North’s plans for improving the trains and services, we are also pleased to welcome the artist Mark Mennell who has recently worked with Friends of Patricroft Station to install some beautiful panels illustrating the area’s local history. Mark will help us come up with ideas for bringing some tailor-made art to Walkden station too.

All our meetings including the AGM are open to the public, and we welcome everyone with an interest in helping us improve the station.


Thank you from the Mayor of Salford

March 12, 2016

A nice letter from the Mayor thanking FoWS volunteers among the many others who gave up time to clean up the “dirty old town” last weekend 🙂

Clean for the Queen Thank you letter


Walkden gets a clean up

March 5, 2016

Many thanks to our brilliant volunteers Barbara, Jennifer, Cllr Critchley and Harry “The Chopper” who spent this morning litter picking and cutting back foliage in the street areas around the station. We removed 7 bags of general rubbish, 4 bags of cans & bottles for re-cycling, and 4 bags of grennery. We hope everyone enjoys the cleaner environment (at least for a little while !)

FoWS plan to hold more regular litter picks around the station in future.

Our thanks also to Fay at Salford City Council for providing litter pickers, gloves and bags.

Congratulations also to the students from Salford College who were out in force tidying Parr Fold Park.


Let’s Clean for the Queen !

February 28, 2016

As part of the nationwide “Clean for the Queen” campaign FoWS volunteers will be picking litter in the streets around the station on Saturday morning (5th March).

If you would like to take part, please email  by Wednesday so we can arrange the necessary number of pickers, gloves and bags to be provided by Salford City Council.