I have been rather busy over the last few days and will continue to be so in the next couple of days. I've listed my meetings below:
- Monday 28th September: 'INAUGURAL FAITH IN THE COUNTRYSIDE LECTURE', held at the NFU offices Skelmesdale and given by the National Rural Officer for the Church of England. This was hosted by the Liverpool Diocese, Rural Issues Forum, of which I am a member.
- Thursday 1st October: North West Rural Affairs Forum
“THE RURAL ECONOMY – ADDED VALUE INVESTMENT”, held at Haydock Park. I attended as a representative of the Liverpool Diocese Rural Issues Forum.
- Saturday 3rd October: I attended the 'Talk About Local' Day Conference at Stoke. This was attended by 80+ delegates who are developing blogs like this and Networking sites like, www.formbyfirst.info
- Tuesday 6th October: 'FAITH IN NATURE': A multi-faith debate on the environment at Liverpool Town Hall.
- Tuesday 6th October: 'FORMBY PARISH COUNCIL': the usual monthly meeting at Formby Library, starting at 7.00pm. These meetings are always open to the public and there is an item on the agenda, when members of the public can ask questions or suggest actions.
On the general issue of Rural questions, Formby has 4 farms and is surrounded by Grade 'A' agricultural land, the meetings provided valuable insights into aspects rarely considered when the Future of Formby is discussed.
The 'Talk About Local project' is a very exciting and fast growing movement, local people across the country will be given the opportunity to learn to use these new Internet based technologies. I'm working hard to ensure that Formby will benefit from the investment, more soon.