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A Seasonal Break

It is very   unlikely that I will publish anything between Christmas and New Year, I like my seasonal breaks from sitting at the screen. Mind you if something that is noteworthy occurs, I will write about it  here.



You may know I've integrated this blog with a 'Noticeboard' sevice provided by the Guardian Media Group (Guardian & Observer Newspapers). Click on Reports, Events or Offers above to see how it works.

You'll find that you can read other stories and reports from around the country by simply going to n0tice.com directly. If you miss the regular updates on this blog, then n0tice.com may be of interest.

If you want to know more or make a comment then use the comment link below. Enjoy.

Oh and of course I'll still be active on the related Twitter account: @formbyvillage

Keep in touch, tell us what's going on in your part of Formby.

Winter Solstice in Formby

The Winter Solstice has come and gone.

The winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest. Since the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as midwinter, the longest night or the first day of winter.
(Source: Wikipedia)

It's almost time, just a relatively short few hours, before we celebrate Christmas once again.

An Evening of Christmas Song

On Sunday evening Anna Corcoran performs at Woodward's Bar from 7pm.

Anna is a popular local singer and songwriter who hosts her own YouTube TV Channel . Here's her latest song.

'Tied up with a Ribbon' Written by Anna Corcoran. Filmed and Recorded live by Spy Music. Edited by Mike Smith. Guitar & bvs: Rob Vincent

Formby FC Winter Wonderland

Formby Football Club Winter Wonderland continues for the second day. Despite the postponement of the cup game with Cheadle Town  FC the rest of the programme is intact.

  • Gates open today at 12noon
  • Santa's Grotto 1-3pm & 4-6pm (£5 to include present & photo by JJM Photography)
  • Fun Fair provided by New Pleasureland (Southport)
  • Sorrento Italian Restaurant providing food all weekend
  • Fireworks display around 7pm
  • Bar and Live Music

"Still be Good" says Formby FC

Serious Road Crash on A565


I'm afraid I can confirm the accident I described earlier is serious the A565 (Formby By-Pass) is closed in both directions between the junctions at Southport Road, Formby and Southport Old Road and the A565 at Ainsdale.

I was told that the road is closed for the next 4 hours. Traffic north and south to and from Southport is diverted along the Old Southport Road.

It's clearly a serious accident and travellers can expect delays for much of the day.




Latest: 14.05pm  Local journalist  Joe Thomas reports it's a fatal accident. 

The first report on the Liverpool Echo web site suggested it was a woman who died. The report has been revised saying it was her husband.
(Source: Liverpool Echo) 

Winter Weather Effects

BPCrash1Please take care on the roads today. The surfaces are very slippery and sleet and hailstones are adding to the general hazards.

According to messages on Twitter there has already being a serious road traffic accident at the BP petrol station roundabout.

Right On Cue: Project for Public Spaces

In my earlier entry I explained how the idea of 'Third Places' came about and their relevance to the Mary Portas review. Purely by coincidence the Project for Public Spaces have just published this example of a Pop Up Cafe on their web site, I love the idea:

Take a look at the little time-lapse video below from the NYC DOT that shows a day in the life of one such pop-up café, on Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village. The founding spirit behind our work here at PPS,William “Holly” Whyte, would surely have enjoyed observing the social life of this small urban space.

Here it is for your entertainment, seems a much better use for a car parking space to me. What do you think?