It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of one of our trustees and friend, Roger Fieldhouse, and offer heartfelt condolences to his family and all his friends.

Roger had been with the charity since 2014 through its various incarnations until it became the BCHL. In particular he steered us through complex lease negotiations with the rail companies resulting in our current occupation of The Station Master’s House. Roger’s ability to distil the essential details out complex documentation and recommend a course of action was key. He also prepared our business plan which demonstrated to potential donors that we had an achievable schedule of work that we needed to undertake to renovate and run the House. His wise counsel on difficult decisions will be greatly missed.

On a personal level the other trustees and everyone at BCHL knew Roger as a gentleman and will miss him very much.

Birkdale Community Hub & Library Trustees