These are the personal views of Sean Brady
I have noticed that when a major incident occurs or an item of breaking news applies specifically to Formby then this web site gets a lot more visits and page views.
When these events occur I use the Twitter stream associated with this site: Twitter.com/formbyvillage . It is quicker to update readers and draw on other sources of information than try constantly keep the blog up-to-date. The Twitter stream is available at the top of the right-hand column on the front page of the blog.
I hope that helps when Formby residents are trying to keep abreast of any breaking news that may affect the community.
I'm sure all of us are thinking of those affected by the fatal accident on the Formby Bypass yesterday and offer our sincere condolences.
Meanwhile Merseyside Police have made the following appeal:
“Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision in Ince Blundell.
Officers were called to the south-bound carriageway of the A565 near the Ince Blundell public house shortly after 5pm by several members of the public.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to contact police should call the collision investigation department on 0151 777 5402 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”