THE FRIENDS OF SOWERBY BRIDGE RAILWAY STATION WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR CONTINUING SUPPORT OVER RECENT YEARS.
The funding we received from Northern in 2022/23 has enabled us to renew the planters and floral displays with flowers, plants and compost. This contributed to our achievement of a Gold Award from Yorkshire in Bloom in 2022, with further funding being allocated for 2023. Additional funding has also been approved to repaint our shipping container and to replace a number of worn-out wooden barrel planters with more sustainable ones made from recycled plastic.
The group woul like to thank the following for sponsoring a planter / planters for 2023 / 2024. If you are interested in sponsoring a planter please see our Sponsorship Page.
- Dave Harriott, Sowerby Bridge.
- Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, Sowerby Bridge.
- John Hartley, Halifax
- Rosehill Polymers Group, Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge.
- Shire Cruisers, The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge.
- Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Association, Sowerby Bridge.
- Toby Jackson, Sowerby Bridge,
- Viney Becks Limited, 3 Carlton Place, Halifax.
A Ward Forum Grant received from Calderdale Council in 2022 has funded the repainting of the “Planter Train” in the Bronte Garden (off the Manchester Platform), together with the revarnishing of the benches and relaying of gravel to pathways. The grant also covers the provision of new promotional banners to be displayed on the station platforms.
The Friends of Sowerby Bridge would like to thank Lucy Zodion for the provision of a second water butt. This will enable the group to ensure the gardens around the station are sufficiently watered during the summer to ensure they look their best.