Tag: Walkden

“We are very fortunate that we are financially secure” – Walkden Cricket Club reflect on the impact of lockdown

“We are very fortunate that we are financially secure” – Walkden Cricket Club reflect on the impact of lockdown

For many local sports clubs in Salford, the affects of COVID-19 have massively impacted the way they have been able […]

Karen Gardiner, owner of the Hug in a mug cafe. All images courtesy of the Hug in a mug Twitter account.

“It’s like a big family”: The Walkden Cafe looking after its customers during Covid-19

Amid the hysteria created by the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, one Walkden cafe has stepped up to the plate […]

Entrance to Walkden station on street level.

Public meetings to be held concerning Walkden Station improvements

A series of public meetings are being held to discuss the ongoing improvements at Walkden train station. The events are […]

Photo credit- Isobel Muir

How Walkdens Community Hub are combatting loneliness within dementia this Christmas.

“Christmas can be a dismal time for those that are vulnerable, events like this are massively important.”- Lesley Fisher, carer. […]

Southport-bound train at Walkden station. Photo Laura Joffre

Walkden and Swinton to lose direct rail service to Southport

Residents from Swinton and Walkden will lose their weekdays direct train service to Southport when the new timetable is introduced on December 15.

Neil Stapleton and Andy Barlow from the Friends of Walkden Station. Photo Laura Joffre

Campaigners demand step-free access to Walkden Station

TfGM and Northern Rail had ranked the station number one in priority to receive Access for All funding, which is central government money dedicated to improve accessible facilities in the rail network. But the Department for Transport decided otherwise. Now campaigners are asking for the system to be reviewed for more devolution, which would allow funding to be distributed according to local needs.