Friends of Bamford Station

A station user group called Friends of Bamford Station (FoBS) was formed in November 2015 by some Bamford residents. The group’s aims are both to improve the station facilities and enhance the role of the local Hope Valley Line within the Bamford community. Some of the activities being pursued by FoBS are:
  • Information boards detailing local attractions and facilities (eg the Anglers Rest) 
  • Maps of the area surrounding each station showing local facilities, walking and cycle routes 
  • Planters and flower beds 
The limits of what can be done at railway stations are determined by the Train Operating Company and Network Rail, but station user groups like FoBS, of which there are many throughout the country, decide collectively, and in conjunction with the local community, the most appropriate developments for the station concerned. Increasing train frequency, line speeds and service quality as referred to in Bamford News (November 2015) are essentially beyond the remit of groups like FoBS.

Constitution

Immediately upon its formation, FoBS adopted a formal constitution and can be found here.

Meetings

Minutes of previous meetings are attached: (link to FoBS minutes)

Forthcoming meetings for 2016 are:
  • Thursday, 24th March 
  • Thursday, 23rd June 
  • Thursday, 29th September 
  • Thursday, 8th December (tbc) 
All meetings commence at 8pm in the Anglers Rest and terminate around 9pm. They are open to all and everyone is welcome to attend. Please do come along and help Bamford get the best out of it station and local train service. For any further information about the group, or the forthcoming meeting, contact any of the below.

The Friends of Bamford Station committee

Chair: John Stubbs, Email: johnstubbs33@gmail.com
Treasurer: Peter Townsend, Email: pmt@btinternet.com
Secretary: Elaine Randall, Email: offtherails@btinternet.com
Member: Liz Marshall, Email: lizmarymarshall@gmail.com
Subpages (2): Constitution Minutes