I am sure we all have ideas on how to improve Frodsham and whilst many are sensible, rationale and affordable improvements, many are not! But, let us suppose for one moment that money, manpower, politics and regulations were no object to our ideas. What creative idea would you come up with?
Why not install a cycle path to Helsby High School?
A 2009 idea to Invest in developing a cycle track along the back of the railway line towards Helsby Gosforth Lane for safe cycling to school. Widening the A56 would prove too hazardous without separation and impact on road users.
Why not open Frodsham Cut?
A 2009 idea to allow Longboats into Frodsham bypassing the weir of the Bridgewater canal. Develop a mooring site. Install CCTV. Mobile app site fees. Print Cheshire tourism brochures. Revenue from mooring and local trade. COST: Dredging, Industrial pipe and cable re-routing. Land fees. Planning approval. Impact on local Watersports business.
Why not open up the Halton curve?
May 2019 saw the line re-open running trains from Lime street to Chester and From Wrexham to Lime Street, every hour, every day thanks to the 25yrs of campaining by North Cheshire Rail Users Group (NCRUG). Picture credit: By beast66606 - Own work, CC.
NCRUG and The Halton Curve Video by Saskia Dooley
Why's this railway back open? Video by nodrog
Hooton to Lime Street via Halton Curve (Cab POV) Video by Bob Brown
Why not rennovate Frodsham Railway Station?
Work Complete 2012
A 2009 idea to revamp the 1850 Grade II listed building for class A1 Business use, as it has stood derelict for years. Since superceded by restoration into a Cafe and supporting local business.
Why not restore Frodsham (Sutton Weaver) bridge?
A 2009 Idea to request British Waterways to contribute in council funding to restore the bridge and treat it with special chemical paint to ensure it provides the right impression when entering or leaving Frodsham. Sutton Weaver bridge as it was in 2005.
Why not rennovate the Good's shed?
Work under consideration
A 2009 Idea to develop into an exhibition hall, studio or Restuarant fell through. Plans to use National Lottery funding to develop into a Music Production studio won an architect award but also fell through. A planning submission made in 2019 wasa approved to redevelop the site into a creative hub for events together with a cafe and bar. Refurbishment is now in progress.