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Proposals unveiled for park and ride facility

Proposals unveiled for park and ride facility

Cheshire East Council has unveiled initial proposals for a park and ride facility in Handforth. Draft plans have been presented for a car park including…
Handforth scoops award at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Handforth scoops award at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Handforth station has scooped an award at the 17th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 28th January. Handforth were presented the…
Monthly work parties to spruce up local station

Monthly work parties to spruce up local station

A group of volunteers are launching regular get togethers throughout the year to held keep their local station looking clean and attractive. Friends of…
Schoolchildren plant bulbs for a springtime floral display

Schoolchildren plant bulbs for a springtime floral display

After several days of almost continuous rain, some Handforth school children took advantage of a sunny day on Friday 29th November to enjoy a gardening…
Schoolchildren light up Handforth station for Christmas

Schoolchildren light up Handforth station for Christmas

Friends of Handforth Station have this year called upon St Benedict's Catholic Primary School to design and create a vibrant art display to bring colour…
Vintage sign installed at Handforth Station

Vintage sign installed at Handforth Station

A newly-installed 1950s era Running In board was unveiled at Handforth Station on Saturday, 19th October. The large sign showing the name of the railway…
Further recognition for Friends of Handforth Station at national awards

Further recognition for Friends of Handforth Station at national awards

Every year, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships organises a major competition to reward the best ideas and actions at stations throughout the…
Commemorative bench unveiled for friend of Handforth Station

Commemorative bench unveiled for friend of Handforth Station

Many friends of Steve Nash who died a year ago gathered at Handforth Station last week to commemorate Steve Nash who was treasurer of Friends of Handforth…
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Handforth Station celebrates midsummer in Swedish style

Handforth Station celebrates midsummer in Swedish style

Handforth Station, which has long prided itself on its international flavour – from its collection of station signs from abroad to its twinning…
Crew called to fire at station ticket office

Crew called to fire at station ticket office

Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Handforth Railway Station at around 8.45am this morning. (Saturday, 22nd June). On arrival at Station…
Passengers greeted by latest art installation

Passengers greeted by latest art installation

The latest artworks to adorn Handforth Station were officially opened when 15 young people from the local SK9 youth group, passengers, funders, Friend…
On track for better access after 22 year campaign

On track for better access after 22 year campaign

Following a 22 year campaign to make Handforth Station more accessible to all passengers, it has been announced today (Thursday, 4th April) that the station…
Art exhibition diverts to Handforth Library

Art exhibition diverts to Handforth Library

The latest exhibition on track for the Friends of Handforth Station's "Platform for Art" has been diverted and is now on display at Handforth library.…
Funding bid to take 20-year campaign a step forward

Funding bid to take 20-year campaign a step forward

Having campaigned for nearly 20 years, the Friends of Handforth now have the support of their MP to make Handforth Station accessible to everyone. Earlier…
The soldiers return to Handforth

The soldiers return to Handforth

In 2014, local artist Christine Wilcox-Baker created an installation titled "Reflections" to commemorate the start of World War 1 with the soldiers going…
Campaign for better access takes a big step forward

Campaign for better access takes a big step forward

For almost 20 years, the Friends of Handforth Station have been campaigning for better access to the station for everyone - whether they be wheelchair…
Reader's Letter: Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access?

Reader's Letter: Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access?

Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access? A question often asked at Handforth Station is "Why does Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) spend so much…