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Local crime author book signing

Do you like 'thrillers'? Well now's your opportunity to meet local crime author Luca Vesta tomorrow at The Olde Bookshop.


Met Office issue yellow warning of ice

The National Met Office has issued a 'Yellow warning of ice' in our area including Formby.

This is Valid from:  2100 on Wednesday 29 Jan 2014 and valid to: 1000 on Thursday 30 Jan 2014

All these Local Authorities are affected and associated warning levels Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Warrington, Blackburn with Darwen, Merseyside

The Chief Forecaster has issued the following assessment:

A short incursion of easterly winds brings just a taste of the wintry weather experienced further east and north across Europe recently. Ice is probably the main concern but a few areas might wake to see a dusting of snow. Rather more snow looks likely over the hillier areas of northeast Britain, with a few cm in places.

Source: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=warnings&regionName=nw&fcTime=1391040000


Police Commissioner's Precept proposals 2014/15.

There is an opportunity to comment on the Merseyside Police Commissioner's Precept proposals for 2014/15. These charges will form part of your annual Council Tax bill.


PCC Jane Kennedy is seeking views on her proposal to raise the policing precept by 1.95% for 2014/15.

"The proposed increase of 1.95% would work out as 4p a week or £2 a year for a Band A property. This is the lowest category of Council Tax and the amount paid by the majority of tax payers on Merseyside. This would mean an increase from £102.42 to £104.42. For a Band D property, the increase would mean an additional £3 a year".

For further information and to take part in our poll, please visit her website:


Latest local planning applications in Formby

Harington Ward

Application for non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission reference DC/2013/00337 granted 2 Jan 2014 - for an amendment to the garage elevation
14 Vicarage Road Formby Liverpool L37 1XT
Ref. No: DC/2014/00114
Received: Mon 20 Jan 2014
Validated: Mon 20 Jan 2014
Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a single storey extension to the front, side and rear of the dwellinghouse
33 Victoria Road Formby Liverpool L37 7DH
Ref. No: DC/2014/00086
Received: Thu 16 Jan 2014
Validated: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Status: Pending Consideration

Source: Sefton Website accessed 9.30 am 27/1/2014