Who we are
Friends of Westhoughton Station was set up at the end of 2012 to re-develop and improve the station and its facilities. It's a long term project, and we aim to clear away the rubble, rubbish and weeds, and plant flowers to brighten up the station. Local schools are getting involved and will be providing art work to be displayed. Local businesses have also helped immensely by providing funds, flowers, pottery, mosaics and people to help clear areas. An area has been set aside to attract wildlife, and we have put up some bird feeders and nesting boxes too – these were made for us by pupils at Westhoughton High School.
We have been extremely lucky to have been supported by some amazing companies – Darby's Garden Centre, Hardman & Cain Fencing http://www.hardmanandcainfencingltd.co.uk, Railway Motors http://www.railwaymotors.co.uk, The Pottery Studio, Stateside Foods and the Co-operative Group.
We'd also like to thank the people of Westhoughton for all their donations, whether they be in terms of money, shrubs, bulbs, artwork, time or expertise.
We meet every Sunday, usually at 10am and you can stay as long as you like. If you're new, please contact us first, so we can arrange to give you a safety briefing, give you a high viz vest, and let you know what you'll need to bring with you. You can help us in a number of ways – we have people who love gardening and those who prefer to pick litter and tidy the station up – whatever your skills or preference you'll be warmly welcomed! As long as at least 2 people are present, for safety reasons, ad-hoc work dates may be arranged at any time, see the posters on the station platforms. We are always looking for volunteers to help, or donations of plants, bulbs, compost etc. Please get in touch if you want to get involved.
St. Bartholomew's CE Primary School
Our logo – designed by Sienna from St. Bartholomew's CE Primary School, Westhoughton.