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November 2010

Formby Insulation Scheme Extended

EnergySavingsTrustLogo Due to huge success and popular demand, the Formby insulation scheme, set up by the Energy Saving Trust and Formby Parish Council, has now been extended to 24th December.

The scheme was launched in August to encourage Formby residents to better insulate their homes in order to make Formby greener. Householders were offered loft and cavity wall insulation at the discounted price of just £74 each.

Ellie Abernethy, Manager of the Energy Saving Trust advice centre for Merseyside and Cheshire said: “The scheme was due to end on 31st October, but we’ve had such a high demand from Formby residents that the scheme installer, VNR Contracting, have agreed to extend the offer until 24th December. This is great news for Formby and I hope many more take the opportunity to get their homes properly insulated ready for winter”.

image from formbyfirst.typepad.com Chairman of the Parish Council, Mike Coles, said “Formby has a unique environment and residents have always shown tremendous initiatives when it comes to protecting its delicate balance. They include maintaining waste recycling levels to over 60%, promoting the need to maintain the water courses and investing in the appearance of the Village centre. This result is another great achievement for the community”.

The full press release is available here.

Remembrance Sunday

Graves of Polish Pilots stationed at RAF Woodvale, Formby who died in World War II and are buried in Our Lady's RC Church Cemetery

"When you go home tell them of us, and say
for your tomorrow, we gave our today"


Storm Damage in Formby

Storm damaged tree felled at corner of Timms Lane This morning residents in Formby are waking up to count the cost of the damage caused by last nights storm.

The storm was strong enough to have a impact on Formby. Some trees were felled, wooden fencing panels displaced, chimney cowls in need of repair and the formation of large compressed leaf banks.

A mature tree at the junction of Timms Lane, Green Lane and Wrigleys Lane lay in the road until it was chopped up and the remains moved out of the road. Elsewhere in a Gores Lane front garden, a tree was ripped up and blown against the house. Fortunately there appears to be little or no damage to the property. In the grounds of Formby Swimming Pool a tree has been uprooted and lies at an awkward angle across other bushes.

It will be some time before the extent of the storm damage is calculated. If you have any stories of other effects please use the comments link below:

Armistice Day


"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them"