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'The Lost World of Formby Point' by Gordon Roberts

The Olde Bookshop in the village is selling copies of 'The Lost World of Formby Point' between 11 - 12.30 today. The book is written by local author Gordon Roberts and is supported by Formby Civic Society.

Later in the day Gordon will be at Formby Books from 2pm.


Sefton Council holds it's AGM Tonight

Following the local elections last week Sefton Council meets this evening for it's AGM. The Council meeting includes the newly elected members and involves the appointment of the Mayor and the Deputy Chair of the Council for 2014/5.

Sefton MBC AGM 1
I'll publish these agenda items closer to the date of the reconvened meeting.

Following the installation of the Mayor, Cllr Kevin Cluskey will be joined by Council Members and Guests for the annual Civic Dinner. This starts at 7.30pm and is being held at The Park Hotel, Netherton at a cost of £30 per ticket and paid for by all those attending the event.



Formby Books is holding a book signing event today

Formby Books invites you to a book signing today.

KEVIN SHEEDY is an Everton and Republic of Ireland legend with plenty of entertaining stories to tell. The man with one of the best left foots in football played alongside some of the biggest characters in the game during a colourful career.

Join one of our local heroes at Formby Books from 5pm this evening



Just spotted in the Formby twittersphere!

Just spotted these two 'tweets' that seem worthwhile emphasising a little. One source is entirely new to me - but if 'cricket's your bag', check it out.

The second is a well known source of entertainment, drink and general socializing


Formby Parish Councillors names added to noticeboard

Now that the electoral dust has settled and as a contribution to the history of the civic past this is a short story about the nature of local Government here in Formby since 1894.

Formby Urban District Council Chairs

In England and Wales, urban districts and rural districts were created in 1894 (by the Local Government Act 1894) as subdivisions of administrative counties. They replaced the earlier system of Urban and Rural sanitary districts (based on poor law unions) the functions of which were taken over by the district councils. The district councils also gained wider powers over local matters such as parks, cemeteries and local planning.

Here in Formby the first iteration of Formby Parish Council was formed instead of a UDC.
Five years after the turn of the Century(1900) the original Formby Parish Council was reformed as an Urban District Council.

Eventually all urban districts in England and Wales were abolished in 1974, (by the Local Government Act 1972) and replaced with a uniform system of larger districts, which usually covered both urban and rural areas including Metropolitan District Councils. Sefton MBC is one such Council.

The names of all the Councillors who served as Chairs of the Formby UDC are recorded on the large wooden notice board in the meeting room of Formby Library. Following a question by Cllr M Coles the names of all the Chairs of Formby Parish Council have been added to a new list. There have been eight different individual Councillors who have been priviliged to fulfill that role since the Parish Council was reformed in 2004.


Macmillan Charity Week at The Freshfield Hotel

"Macmillan are fantastic at being there for people. We’re here for everybody, just step in the door. It’s not clinical. It’s confidential, safe and most of all friendly. And we do a brilliant cup of tea. So please get in touch." (Source: Debbie, Macmillan Information Manager)

The Freshfield Hotel are hosting and supporting a series of very worthwhile events for The Macmillan Cancer Charity. Be generous pop in and show them your support.