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Westhoughton High School

In early April, pupils from Westhoughton High School came for a visit and gave us a number of birdboxes – hopefully they’ll be in use very soon!¬† You can read about it in their school magazine – just click on the photo.  

We recently won a civic award

We recently¬†won a civic award for improving the environment. Pictured is the mayor presenting the award to Steve Freeborn and Jim Orrell, who accepted the award on behalf of the group. 6/2/16  

Norma Jones with some flowers

We also took the opportunity to present Norma Jones with some flowers – Norma won the competition to name our 2 stationmasters. Her winning suggestion was Westy and Lofty – come down and have a look at their new nameplates!. Also pictured (left) is Mike Lloyd, who made the stationmasters.  

Improving the environment

We won an award for improving the environment! Westhoughton Mayor, Lynda Winrow-Baker, presented the team with a certificate of achievement on Sunday 6th December 2015. A very proud moment that even the rain failed to dampen!

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP)

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) for an award in the best station garden/floral display category! Winners to be confirmed in October…. Fingers crossed! Unfortunately we missed out, but were delighted to be nominated.