As the summer approaches we thought this would be a good opportunity to take stock and let you know our exciting plans for the Station.
Further Station Refurbishment
Following the successful persuading of Network Rail to completely resurface the Station platform and the installation of our thriving flowerbeds in the past few years, we are planning a third round of improvements! These are designed to get more people knowing about Denton Station. We have designed and planned for a new Denton Station sign to be installed at the far end of the platform in the traditional British Railways style with sign-written letters and authentic colours. We are also planning new flowerbeds for the far end of the platform to celebrate the life of Dorothy Melia, a member of FODS whom recently passed away.
We will once again be holding a foyer event in Sainsbury’s Denton in the next few months. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Station, our work, how you can volunteer and help out, become a member and win prizes. We have arranged similar events in Sainsbury’s over the last three years and at each you remind us how much a frequent commuter service passing through Denton into Manchester would benefit you. Please keep an eye on the website for the date.
We operate using the kind donations provided by the individuals and families who want Denton Station restored to its former self. Membership of the group is currently £2.50/ yr and you will receive a unique membership card and newsletters. Most members sign-up when we hold our stand in Sainsbury’s and at other events, but we understand it can be time-consuming to renew membership by post. Therefore, we are currently working on a Paypal system integrated within the website to make things easier. This should go live in the next month and your comments will be gratefully received.
As always, please get in touch with comments, we are grateful for any donations or membership requests and offers of volunteer help. Please also visit Friends of Reddish South Station (http://reddish.dsracing.me.uk), our sister group, and support their work.
Cyrus Nayeri (Treasurer)