On Wednesday 9th November, I attended a reception in the Palace of Westminster for the re-launch of the concept of Community Rail to new and existing Members of Parliament.
The event was an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of our campaign for Denton Station. It was well attended by leaders in the transport industry; these included rail experts, representatives from Northern Rail as well as members of government and opposition. In addition, it was useful to hear from other groups from around the country who are also lobbying for better train services.
Friends of Denton Station have been invited by the Project Manager of Northern Rail, Eddie Fisher, to an excursion to Blackpool to look at station improvements completed by community groups there. In addition, the Minister of State for Transport Theresa Villiers and others are now fully aware of our campaign.
The afternoon was a huge success for our group and I hope we can benefit from the connections made for many years to come.
The Christmas folk train this year takes place on Friday 16th December. The train departs from Denton Station at 9:31am. If you would like to join us, please be on Denton Station by 9:20am. The train travels between Denton and Stalybridge, after which the folk players continue in the Stalybridge Buffet Bar- we hope you can take the train and join us for breakfast there. buy real Misoprostol
On 20th November i attended a seminar at Manchester Town Hall organised by Network Rail to promote the Ordsall Chord which eventually will connect Piccadilly and Victoria included in this package are two new platforms at Piccadilly 15 and 16 and two new bays at Victoria then there is also the Northern Hub which Network Rail are predicting will provide possibly 700 more trains and faster and more frequent services. On arriving at the town hall i met Noel Henry from Reddish South and after discussions with the Network Rail rep we pointed out that the line from Stockport through Reddish and Denton was not included. Kim the secretary from Reddish South contacted our MP Andrew Gwynne and he has taken up the fight to include our line onto the map
The next meeting of the group is 10th November 2011 7 00pm at the Victoria Park Community Centre Market st Denton next to the Town Hall
The Next meeting of the Friends is November 10th at Victoria Park Community Association Centre Market st next to the Town Hall at 7 oopm Lets have a good turn out
Alan Jones Chairman
Today the Mural at Reddish South Station was unvieled by Andrew Gwynne MP. The theme of the mural is Second Chances and was produced through the contribution of young offenders. The imagery and text used attempts to demonstrate in a simple, clear way that when we are given a second chance we can change, try harder, do better, and learn from our mistakes.
Further more the mural attemps to convey to the viewer the overall positive impact that an individual can make to their community as a whole when given a second chance.
David Clements Artist
Very well done to Kim the Secratery Dot the Treasurer the committee and members
Hopefully this week the Poster Case at the station will be moved and placed next to the station sign and Theo the station manager has provided a community poster to put inside also i will be providing a piece of boarding for St Mary’s Primary school and they will be painting on it a poster selected from posters that the children made in a competition we held at the school this will also be erected at the station
Today 16th September myself Michael Meaney and Dave Ferguson were interviewed on Denton Station by a reporter from Radio Four called Jeff bird whilst waiting for the Train we talked about the campaign that ourselves and our friends from Reddish South are running to have Passenger services reinstated along this line he travelled with us to Stalybridge interviewing passengers on the train and on reaching Stalybridge we boarded the 10 01 train to Ashton returning to Denton on the bus from Ashton bus Station the programme will be broadcast at midday 12 00 on Monday
The Denton Carnival took place on Sunday 11th September and MYSELF and my GRANDSON attended with the Friends of Denton Station stall we added 95 names to our Petition and handed out over 100 Leaflets Andrew Gwynne was with us for ten minutes and introduced us to the Lord Mayor of Tameside i must thank my Grandson for the help he gave me because otherwise i could not have done it on my own i am very DISSAPOINTED with the members to say the least Alan Jones Chairman