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Here's some prior notice: be prepared!

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Latest Met Office Forecast

Here's the latest Met Office forecast, it doesn't look good tomorrow. Take care.

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area. The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions


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Sports For Children February Half-Term

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We are providers of fun and inventive multi sports for children aged 4-11 years old. Our primary aim is to enhance the social development of each child through our sports curriculum, whilst understanding the importance of our values; consideration, appreciation and respect.

We are passionate about the role sport plays in children developing their social awareness. We believe in sport being played in a positive atmosphere, demonstrating our Sports3 values at all times. Our sessions create a fun and enjoyable environment, which allows each child to confidently perform the drills and tasks of our exciting sports curriculum.

Our three main sports consist of football, dodgeball and cricket; however we are proud to introduce a contemporary influence in the delivery of these sports. We believe every child is capable of great achievement, which is demonstrated through the structure of our sessions: practice, strategically plan, perform and reflect. Child safety is our primary concern which is reflected in our stringent policies and procedures relating to child protection, first aid and health and safety.

Sports3 February half term camp

Monday 16th - Friday 20th February

Greenbank High School, Southport, 9am-3pm
Clarence House, Freshfield, 9am-3pm

Our holiday camps bring children aged 4-11 from different schools together, to enjoy sport the Sports3 way.

We are passionate about the structure and delivery of our sessions, as we believe each child will not only enjoy participating in dodgeball, football and cricket; they will learn key social skills and embrace our Sports3 Values: Consideration, Appreciation, Respect.

We structure our camps to improve your child/rens experience. Our themed day structure consists of:

Sports3 Monday Mathematics (sports games containing maths)
Sports3 Teamwork Tuesday
Sports3 Wacky Wednesday (fun and creative games)
Sports3 Tactical Thursday (challenging and strategic games)
Sports3 Fun and Fitness Friday (Fun and active sports containing fitness and nutrition education).


Shape the future of Duke Street Park

Residents are being asked for their views to help shape the future of Duke Street Park, Formby.

Sefton Council are seeking your views on Duke Street park in Formby, now's your chance to voice your views. 

Duke Street Park Green GymA number of drop in sessions are being held to gauge people's opinions on what type of improvement works or additional features they might like to see in the popular park.

The first session takes place at Formby Swimming Pool on Wednesday, January 28 between 3pm-6pm where staff will be available to discuss the park and gather any suggestions and comments made.

A further session will follow on Wednesday, February 25, again at Formby Swimming Pool between 3pm-6pm, to discuss various options.

Duke Street Park, Formby does not currently have a ‘Friends of Group’ and volunteers are also being sought to help set one up.

For further details email parks@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 3967 or just turn up to the drop in sessions.


Sefton Community Market Has Plans for events in Formby

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According to the latest news published by The Sefton Commmunity Market Company (SCM) they are planning four major events in Formby Village this year.

These include a Spring Farmers Market, a Summer Music Festival, an Autumn Beer & Folk Festival and finally a Winter X'mas Lights Switch-on market.

The details were published on 20th January on the SCM web site, the proposed dates are as follows:

  • Spring Farmers market………… Sunday 19th April 2015
  • Summer Music festival……………Sunday 28th June 2015
  • Autumn Beer & Folk festival…… Sunday 20th September 2015
  • Winter X’mas light switch-on……… Sunday 29th November 2015

Who are SCM and what do they do?

You may be wondering who SCM are, they describe themselves as:

Sefton Community Market (SCM) is a company limited by guarantee, which means it is a 'not for profit organisation'. All profits are reinvested into running community markets and other community schemes.

SCM also assist companies and organisations to organise their own markets, gala's and fate's.

SCM also hires the Stalls and Tables for private functions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Children's Parties etc. Plus it also help organise these events too.

SCM works with Sefton Council, community groups, charities, Police, Fire Service and local businesses in order to run community markets.

If you would like to be the first to hear of new markets we are organising then please register with us using the form on this page. We will then email you with new dates and venues as soon as we agree them

It's clear they intend to work as an umbrella organisation across Sefton Borough. Yesterday they announced the Bootle Market:


What do you think? If you've any comments add them below, select the 'comment' tag, thanks.

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Disappointing news about Mojos the barbers they were a real asset to the Redgate retail community, active and friendly.

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Planning Applications in Formby

Updated Monthly Planning Applications list for Formby Parish Council area. 

Updated list for the Little Altcar Parish Council Area.

Reference DC/2014/02156
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Tue 09 Dec 2014
Address 24 Marina Road Formby Liverpool L37 6BP
Proposal Prior Approval Submission for a proposed rear extension projecting 6 metres from the rear wall of the original dwellinghouse, with a height of 2.9 metres at the eaves and 3 .7 metres at the pitch. (Valid on 10 December 2014)
Status Prior Approval Not Required

Both lists were accessed on 26 January 2015at 15.15pm