Report on FOHS Meeting of 29 January 2015

Station improvements: It was explained that following the last meeting a lengthy letter had been written to Paul Henry covering earlier issues raised e.g. see through bins, platform edging. A reply had been received from Paul which apologised for his and Marie’s absence, outlining the managerial changes and his increased responsibility geographically that precluded his attendance and the changes to …

Report on the FoHS Meeting of Friday 21 November 2014

Station improvements: Concern was expressed that the small waiting room on the right was devoid of heating on what are now cold days. Photographs of hard clear plastic bins being utilised in York were circulated as were pictures, similar in nature, illustrating clear plastic bins with three separate compartments in use at Bristol Temple Meads station. The question was posed… …

Report on FoHS Meeting of 26 Sept. 2014

Station improvements: Hard plastic bins had been seen being utilised in Oxford which would be extremely beneficial if introduced on our station. It was suggested that, as First Great Western were the TOC involved, we should bring this to the attention of Paul Henry with a view to investigating their potential use in the North-East. It was acknowledged that seagulls …

Report on FOHS Meeting of 21 March 2014

Northern Passes: Northern passes had arrived and were distributed but because the Northern franchise extension agreement had not been finally concluded they would need to be renewed again at the end of July. Website: Smooth Lines, our website designer, had relocated. It was agreed that a report of each FOHS meeting would be posted on the website. Station Improvements: All …

Report on FOHS Meeting of 24 January 2014

Website Update and Presentation: James and Philip who operate under the business name of Smoothlines were introduced and welcomed to the Friends Group. They had very kindly and charitably offered to assist the Friends in establishing our website at no charge for their expertise other than an acknowledgement on the website itself, and some local publicity for their contribution and …

Report on FoHS Meeting of 12 July 2013

Station Improvements: As Paul Henry had been unable to attend recent meetings and was concerned there were unanswered questions he needed to deal with he suggested that if the Secretary collated a list of specific questions requiring a response he would, in turn, answer those questions and circulate his response by email to all on the FOHS mailing list Reference …

Report on FoHS Meeting of 17 May 2013

Report on FoHS Meeting of 17 May 2013 Station Improvements: The problematic rods had been removed from the storage cabinet and a padlock had now been fitted. A screw had been located in the rear topside of the cabinet. The procedure was the same – after use leave the key hanging from the screw. It was observed that there had …

March 2013

Station Improvements: The clean appearance of the station, in particular the waiting room seating areas was commented upon approvingly. Unfortunately the sliding doors had still not been repaired and further continued use would ultimately lead to more damage and a bigger problem. It was felt that, as an immediate resolution to the problem seemed unlikely, Northern Rail should, despite the …