2016 News and Events

Christmas tree at Heaton Chapel Station, kindly donated by Rachel of Blaggs.

ACoRP awards 30 September 2016 – Southport.Due to our station collapsing and being scaffolded, stopping access to both our storage areas at platform level, FofHCS have been unable to enter for any ACoRP awards this year.However our chairman and two new deputy chairmen attended. We were introduced to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rail Minister Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys, and he was happy to take one of our HCS membership forms.

FofHCS volunteers have entered a Stihl Local Community Heros competition, and won a £500 commercial battery operated brushwood cutter.The station platforms and booking hall have no electricity or water supplies, so to date, all gardening tasks have been manually undetaken.This amazing STIHL brushwood cutter will greatly assist the loyal volunteers in our attempts to tame the long platform gardens and embankments.