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:
- Community Information boards detailing local attractions and facilities (eg the community owned Anglers Rest pub, café, restaurant and post office)
- 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 are essentially beyond the remit of groups like FoBS.
Immediately upon its formation, FoBS adopted a formal constitution and can be found here.
Minutes of previous meetings can be found here.
Forthcoming meetings for 2019 to be announced:
Meetings usually commence at 7.30 pm in the Anglers Rest, Taggs Knoll, Bamford S33 0DY 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Peter Townsend, Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Elaine Randall, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Liaison: Liz Marshall, Email: email@example.com
Social Media: Mary Hill, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do visit us on Facebook at: BamfordStationFriends