The Best Kept Stations Awards evening, the highlight of the Community Rail year in Cheshire, took place at the Grange School in Northwich on Thursday 16 March. Four Friends of Goostrey Station attended and were delighted to be presented with the award for the Best Unstaffed Station. This is the eighth award that FoGS has won in this competition in just 10 years – a remarkable achievement.
As a welcome sign of Spring, the daffodils and other flowering bulbs planted by local cubs and FoGS members are brightening the station entrances and platforms. Recently Craig Sidebotham added more nest boxes in the gardens around the station and he completed the latest survey of bird species, recording the results on a GIS map as usual.
Click here for details of the Bird Survey
FoGS volunteers continue to meet each month at Goostrey station. There’s a car park, but you could choose greener transport by walking or cycling (there’s a new rack for bikes). You may have noticed a smart new noticeboard at the entrance to platform one. It’s there to help us to publicise FoGS and Goostrey Art Studio more effectively. Recently Gavin Hollinshead and Debbie Goldsmith installed a new poster, which highlights our latest award from the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition, the engineer William Baker and the free creative workshop planned for the Big Help Out on Monday 8th May. For more information about FoGS, please have a look at our website or phone Craig Sidebotham on 01477 544111.