Welcome

We’re planning the new Birkdale Community Hub & Library in The Station Master’s House attached to Birkdale station.

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What we're doing

Our aim is to turn a disused but central Birkdale property into a well used and valued community asset with clean modern facilities

 

Ground Floor

Adult book lending library

Children’s book lending library

Small kitchen area

Lift access between floors

Disabled Toilet

Outside garden/yard sitting area for the warmer months.

1st Floor

Meeting room for classes, clubs, societies and for hire at the front of the building

Computer/crafts room in the second room that stretches over the station ticket office

Back room which could be divided into a small meeting room/office and toilet

Cloud based library management system

how you can help

 

To turn the Station Master’s house into a great resource for Birkdale and its residents a lot of work and resources are required. We’re busy raising money as a registered charity to fund this development.

We hope that you will back our efforts by making a donation, joining the 200 Club, becoming a Friend of the Station Master’s House, or attending one of our regular Events

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Percentage of target £150,000 at October 2018

 

Donate

We collect donations using the BT Mydonate site and anything you feel able to contribute is gratefully received and will be put to good use. The site also allows you to create regular recurring payments

 

Events

We hold regular events which to help raise funds. These have included dinner dances, local history talks, concerts and more. You can find details of upcoming events by clicking the button below

 

200 Club

For just £2/ month for one number you will be entered into the 200 Club draw. There is monthly draw of 2 x £20 prizes and one of £50, plus one annual prize draw of £500

 

Friends

Please join our Friends of the Station Master’s House for a £12 per annum subscription fee. You will receive a quarterly newsletter detailing our recent activities and plans.

 

Shopping

Sign up with Give As You Live so that we receive a  donation when you shop online at many big name retailers including Amazon, M&S and John Lewis

We’re always pleased to hear from anyone who could bring relevant skills to the project particularly in terms of the fund raising, lease negotiations, building expertise and community library operations. See the contact section for our details.

How we’re using the funds

Here’s how we’ll be using those funds:

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Leasing

The Station Master’s House is owned by Network Rail and leased to Merseyrail as part of the station complex. We’re negotiating a lease to allow us to host the Library and Hub.

Building

The house itself has not been occupied for many years and requires significant building work and decoration, inside and out. The intention is to build a lift in the building for disabled access.

Equipping

We want to equip The Station Master’s House with computers, books and meeting room facilities. We’ve been very fortunate to have a large number of books donated. To manage book loans and the other resources we will purchase library management software.

Operation

Once the Station Master’s House opens there will be bills to pay and maintenance work to make sure that the building is a safe, accessible, pleasant and stimulating place to be.

the team

Sylvia Thompson

Sylvia Thompson

Secretary & Trustee

Sylvia has been involved with the project from the beginning and is the key organiser for the committee.

Sally Moss

Sally Moss

Treasurer & Trustee

Sally looks after our finances, having worked in various roles in accountancy for 25 years and was a member of the AAT.

Phil Margham

Phil Margham

Project Manager & Trustee

Phil co-ordinates all aspect of the internal building work required to convert the building for its new use, having previously managed large projects at Liverpool John Moores University

John Pugh

John Pugh

Trustee

John is well known in Southport as our ex-MP and his been involved in many charity projects over the years

Terry Durrance

Terry Durrance

Chair

Terry is an active figure in local affairs and charity work while also acting as Chair for this the group

Len Davies

Len Davies

Trustee

Len has been with the project since the start, helping get the initiative off the ground.

Roger Fieldhouse

Roger Fieldhouse

Committee Member

Roger is dealing with the process of obtaining a lease for the Station Master’s House amongst other activities for the project.

Say hello!Say Hello!

Currently the Station Master’s House at Birkdale Station is unoccupied and awaiting renovation by the team.

Please use the email form below to contact us, or phone 0756 183 8818.

Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you!

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