Stories of the people, the place and the areas surrounding Formby. Formby is a coastal town with a beautiful beach, fabulous sand dunes, pine woods, red squirrels all managed by the National Trust. The town boasts an attractive village shopping centre where there's much to see, eat and drink. Because of its popularity, parking close to the beach is limited, often full and large queues form by noon at weekends and bank holidays.
The following is an extract from a statement published by Merseyside Police.
People causing anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period can expect a swift response from Merseyside Police.
As well as having extra patrols out to deal with problems quickly, police are asking everyone to play their part to ensure that the Halloween and Bonfire Night period passes off peacefully and that people don't use the nights as an excuse to cause anti-social behaviour.
Young people are reminded to take personal responsibility for their actions and not to cause people undue concerns.
Parents are asked to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing. They are also asked to make sure that youngsters know the dangers of playing with fireworks, not only to other people, but also to themselves.
And shopkeepers are being urged not to sell items that can be misused to cause damage, such as cans of shaving foam, flour, eggs and matches, to young people.
Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are working together to ensure that any illegal fires are quickly extinguished and those responsible for starting them are dealt with rapidly.
Sefton's Health and Well Being Board is holding a meeting today, 30 October at Bootle Town Hall. The meeting starts at 1.30 pm and will be chaired by Cllr Ian Moncur.
Amongst those attending wll be Dr Janet Atherton, Director of Public Health, Fiona Clark, Dr Niall Leonard and Dr Clive Shaw all from the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).
During the meeting Dr Atherton will present her annual public health report.
This is a statutory independent report by the Director of Public Health and identifies key health issues affecting the Sefton population.
The extensive report covers a range of issues including:
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For your information local Health and Well Being Boards are:
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.
Health and wellbeing board members will collaborate to understand their local community's needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined-up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and local councils in the future.