Tag: Walkden

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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.

Kathleen Jackson, Gayle Ramouz, Sarah Allen

Poppies put up on lampposts by Walkden volunteer group for remembrance parade

Walkden Community Volunteers have placed a total of 63 poppies on lamp posts along the remembrance parade route taking place […]

200 new homes to be built on Walkden playing fields despite community backlash

200 new homes to be built on Walkden playing fields despite community backlash

Planning applications have been approved for over 200 new homes to be built on Walkden’s St George’s playing fields. The […]

Walkden Cricket Club shows how cricket is once again thriving in England

Walkden Cricket Club shows how cricket is once again thriving in England

After an incredible summer that saw the England Men’s team lift the Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, we look at how those heroes are helping to inspire the next generation of cricketers in Walkden.

‘She was a beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and an amazing mother’ – Family pay tribute to mum killed in Salford

‘She was a beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and an amazing mother’ – Family pay tribute to mum killed in Salford

The family of a woman who died in in Salford have paid tribute to her as an amazing mother who will be greatly missed.