The inaugural Annual General Meeting of The Friends of Hadlow Road Station was held on Monday 2nd March 2015 and attended by 18 residents and a CWaC Advisor with apologies received from 3 residents.
A draft constitution based upon charitable status was discussed and with a few minor amendments was formally adopted. Following the adoption of the constitution all the Officer positions were filled with unanimous votes for the elected members. Meetings will be held every other month and will be open to any member to attend but only Officers will be able to vote on matters arising.
A grant of £360 has been approved by EPNAVCO to fund the liability insurance for this new Friends Group along with the purchase and installation of six hanging baskets. An initial evaluation of the existing watering system will be undertaken and new locations identified for the additional hanging baskets along with extending the watering system.
The 2015 focus of the Friends Group is to work closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) to get the existing infrastructure up to date and tidied up and a number of Health and Safety aspects fixed. Meanwhile, further grant opportunities are being explored to fund some of the development and remedial work around the station and the immediate environment.
In addition, CWaC funding for the signal box repairs has been agreed from the 2015/16 budget so this repair work will be undertaken later in the year.
Contact Chris Hampshire – email