I was invited along to the launch of a volunteer group that will now look after Urmston railway station and the immediate surrounding area.

The Friends of Urmston Railway Station or ‘FOURS’ officially adopted Urmston Station on the 5th of April at a ceremony in the presence of the Mayor of Trafford Cllr Tom Ross and the MP for Stretford and Urmston Kate Green.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to work commitments but I did speak to one of the organisers, David Mackereth, who informed me of the plans for the station and how it’s the ambition of the group that when visitors arrive in the town they are greeted by a beautifully maintained, clean and tidy, welcoming environment.

I would like to thank ‘FOURS’ for the very kind invitation and I wish them all the very best with their new venture.

As the Urmston Festival ‘Party on the Pitch’ draws closer, I was invited along to sing a couple of songs at the official launch party at the Three Barrels Bar in Urmston. The event, compered by Jonny Spangles, was a lovely afternoon with a selection of live performances by some of the local acts you will be treated to at the festival itself.

I will be opening the Party on the Pitch, to be held at Urmston Sports Club on Moorside Road on the 25th and 26th of May and it promises to be a fantastic musical extravaganza! The headline act on the Saturday is The Osmonds! Yes, Meryl and Jay Osmond will be right here in Urmston! On the Sunday the fantastic Bootleg Beatles will be the headline act.

To find out who else is performing and to attend Party on the Pitch you can call into the Three Barrels Bar in Urmston for your tickets or visit the website www.urmstonfestival.com

Thanks as always for your continued support of my column Wayne’s World and see you next week!