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Friends of Handforth Station recognised with special award

Friends of Handforth Station recognised with special award

The Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards have gone virtual for its 18th Awards Evening because of the pandemic with an award being presented to Handforth…
Flying the flag for local charity

Flying the flag for local charity

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) were delighted to cement yet another partnership with a local community group, when they raised a new flag following…
Work parties back on track

Work parties back on track

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) have re-started regular work parties under strict Covid-19 guidelines. At the end of 2019 and prior to lockdown…
Artists invited to get involved with designing the new station

Artists invited to get involved with designing the new station

Friends of Handforth Station are still very hopeful that Network Rail will be installing new lifts at the station in 2022 and if government restrictions…
Hospice spreads its message with platform of art

Hospice spreads its message with platform of art

As they continue to plan for the installation of lifts to enable Access For All, the Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) are working with many groups…
Handforth Station displays stories from the homeless

Handforth Station displays stories from the homeless

Handforth Train Station is currently exhibiting a unique collection of personally handwritten poetry from the homeless community living on the streets…
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…
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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…
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…