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Formby Circular Bus Routes Company Fails

Ace travel who have provided the local circular bus route services have announced they are in liquidation. MerseyTravel write:

We have been informed by ACE Travel (North West) Limited that they intend to put their company into liquidation this weekend.

Merseytravel is currently looking at options for the immediate future of the services and longer term. A significant number of the services will be covered by other operators on an emergency basis. however there will still be some disruption over next few days.
For further information select the MerseyTravel tweet below:

The previous operators Cumfy Bus are now reported to be running a replacement service.

 
 
Comfy bus

Tweet of the Day

There's been a suspiciously long wait for the definitive answer to this question. I wonder?.

New Street Lamp Edited


Loaded Gun Found and Arrests In Formby

Merseyside Police have announced the following:

Update as at 4.45pm, Friday, 27 February

Merseyside Police can confirm that the three people arrested in connection with this incident have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

From: http://www.merseyside.police.uk/news/latest-news/2015/02/update-three-people-arrested-and-firearm-recovered-formby/

Previous Update: 14.20pm I've been informed that there was 'a police matrix van, plus 3 other units at a house' in Bolton Close (Not Road).

News is breaking of two teenagers from arrested in Formby arrested1 last night and the discovery of a loaded gun.

The Visitor Gun Headline

From: Select The Visitor for the full story

Three people have been arrested and a loaded firearm has been recovered after a warrant was executed at a house in Formby last night, Wednesday, February 25.

Officers from Merseyside Police executed the warrant ..... an extensive search of the property was carried out and a small black handgun was recovered.

The house remains cordoned off ......

Select the link above for the full story

Disturbing news that's also worrying. I suppose it's inevitable that our hopes will be dashed on occasions when it appears not all our residents are law abiding.

Update:

1. There's some uncertainty regarding where the arrests were made. There are two Police reports one refers to Raids in a variety of locations and the second about the story above. But this last report seems to be inaccurate about the location of the arrests. At a guess the two teenagers are from Formby but arrested in Birkdale.

What do you think?

 


NHS and Macmillan team up at event for people affected by cancer

NHS and Macmillan team up at event for people affected by cancer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is joining forces with Macmillan Cancer Information to offer free health and well-being clinics for people affected by cancer. The first event will be held on Thursday 19 March 2015.

The clinics will provide an opportunity for people to find out how to access local support, information and advice to help them and their families adjust to life with and beyond cancer. The first clinic will be held on Thursday 19 March, 1pm to 3.30pm, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.

Jackie Brunton Cancer Services Manager/Lead cancer Nurse at the Trust, said:

NHS LogoWe’re delighted to join forces again with the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, building on the success of the previous two health and well-being clinics in 2014. We would also be delighted to welcome friends and family to come along as we understand how a cancer diagnosis affects not just the person with cancer.

Cancer nurse specialists will be on hand to offer advice and support along with local organisations including Sefton Active Lifestyles, local benefits advisors and Sefton/West Lancs Carers Support.

Information on fitness, walking groups, diet, benefits, stopping smoking, and carers’ support will also be available as well as the opportunity to talk to other people living with and affected by cancer, who may have had similar experiences. There will be refreshments available and parking at the NCP car park near the venue is 80p.

Interactive sessions will also be held, including:

  • A presentation on the benefits of physical activity during and after cancer 
  • A tai chi taster session
  • Mini make-up classes from Boots No7
  • Healthy food demonstrations
  • Hand massages from Sefton OPERA (Older Persons Enabling Resource and Action)


Barbara Flowers, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre Manager, said:

Macmillan logoWe understand how patients can often feel they lose the safety net of support they receive while attending the hospital regularly for treatment. These events are designed to help people to return to everyday activities and make the most of the good things in their life. If you have any questions, we are here to help”

Places are free but limited, booking is essential. For information or to book a place contact Helen, Barbara or Sarah at the Southport Macmillan Information and Support Centre on 0151 288 6893 or SFCCG.macmillancic@nhs.net

Further events will be held this year at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on the following dates:
Thursday 9 July 4pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 12 November 1pm – 3.30pm

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 705061
Email kimberley.rushton@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust

 


dance night in aid of Freshfields Animal Rescue and Animals Asia

Dance night in aid of charities.

Animals Asia Events 2

From: https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/index/default.html

A Motown and Abba Night featuring DJ Glen and Two Tone Tables is being organised in aid of

two charities, Freshfields Animal Rescue and Animals Asia.

The event is on Saturday, 11th April at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby starting at 8pm.

Tickets £6.50 (which includes one raffle ticket) are available now from Sue Prince on 07973871535 or Jane Young on 07799582917.

Guests can dress up, dress down, wear a wig or come as they are. Please remember to bring your own drink and nibbles.

This information is from Sue Prince of Merseyside Animals Asia Support Group. Sue writes:

I'm taking part in the Liverpool Half Marathon on 29th March to raise money for Animals Asia's moon bear rescue and I'd really appreciate your support.  
 
Donating to my JustGiving page is easy - just follow this link and click Donate:
 

Flood Risk Strategy Consultation Underway

Sefton Council is seeking your views on it's 'Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy'.

Start: Jan 26, 2015 End: Apr 5, 2015 Results Published: Jun 22, 2015

Flood and  Coastal Erosion 2
This strategy will consider flooding from all sources and includes coastal erosion. It can be difficult to identify the source of flooding during an incident and often it can be a combination of different sources. By including all sources of flood risk within this strategy it provides a clear overview of flood risk within Sefton and the co-ordinated approach between partners, who have different roles and responsibilities for managing these risks.

 

From: https://www.engagespace.co.uk/sefton/consultation_Dtl.aspx?consult_Id=851&status=2&criteria=I&DisplayMode=Details

I've lived in Formby since 1972 and have witnessed a number of significant flood incidents in that time, for instance,

  • Hawksworth Drive Flooding
  • Wham Dyke backing up as a result of the River Alt flooding.
  • The necessity of the new wet marsh land at Homer Green as a potential flood water soak-away.
  • Failure of the dykes on Moss Road leading to flooded fields for many weeks.
  • The drainage ditches commonly flood in Formby eg. Long Lane
  • Low lying arable field flooding north and south of Formby.
  • The continuing erosion of the dunes and beach in Formby and the expected inundation of the current NT car park sometime in the future.

All these examples illustrate the importance of a Flood Strategy.  Flooding occurs for a large number of reasons and comes from a wide range of sources. Here's a list:

Surface water flooding
Occurs when high intensity rainfall flows over the surface of the ground and ponds in low lying areas

Groundwater flooding
Occurs when water levels in the ground rise above the ground surface. Flooding of this type tends to occur after long periods of heavy rainfall and can last for weeks or even months.

River flooding
Occurs when a watercourse cannot accommodate the volume of water that is flowing into it. Watercourses include everything from large rivers down to small drainage ditches.

Coastal flooding
Occurs during storms when there is an increased risk of high sea levels causing over-topping or breaching of coastal flood defences leading to flooding inland.

Reservoir flooding
Results from the complete or partial failure of a reservoir structure. It may be caused by erosion due to seepage, over-topping of the dam beyond its design level or through accidental damage to the structure.

Sewer flooding
occurs when the sewer network cannot cope with the volume of water that is entering it or when pipes within the network become blocked. This type of 
flooding is often experienced during times of heavy rainfall when large amounts of surface water overwhelm the sewer network.

Highway flooding
Caused by heavy rainfall or water overflowing from blocked or overloaded drains, soakaways and gullies causing water to pond within the highway network or from a lack of a formal drainage system.

Canal flooding
May occur when there is a breach i n the canal structure which allows the water in that length of canal to flow out and flood areas close to the breach. [Happened in Maghull some years ago]

Burst Water Mains
Can cause flooding but it is not possible to predict when or where this may happen.

Please make your views known to Sefton Council as soon as you can.

 

 


Latest Information on Planning Applications in Formby

This is the latest updated Formby Parish Council area planning applications list accessed on 24 Feb 2015.

Planners At Work 2015

 

EIA Screening Opinion in respect of a proposed solar farm development

Jemmy Carr's Solar Farm North Moss Lane Near Formby

Ref. No: DC/2015/00304 | Received: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Prior Approval Submission for a proposed rear extension projecting 3.6 metres from the rear wall of the original dwellinghouse with a height of 2.34 metres at the eaves and 3.7 metres at the pitch (Valid on 6 February 2015)

21 Queens Road Formby Liverpool L37 2HF

Ref. No: DC/2015/00212 | Received: Fri 06 Feb 2015 | Validated: Fri 06 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Approval of Details Reserved by Conditions: 6(a), 7(a), 20, 21 and 32 pursuant to planning application S/2013/0584 approved 11/12/2013

Former Powerhouse Site Hoggs Hill Lane Formby L37 6AP

Ref. No: DC/2015/00200 | Received: Thu 05 Feb 2015 | Validated: Thu 05 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a porch to the front and construction of pitched roofs to the existing flat roof dormer windows to the front and rear of the dwellinghouse.

24 Cambridge Road Formby Liverpool L37 2EL

Ref. No: DC/2015/00256 | Received: Wed 04 Feb 2015 | Validated: Wed 04 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a detached, two storey dwelling with accommodation in the roof space following demolition of the existing. (Amendment to Application Ref. DC/2014/00468 approved 14.05.2014)

34 Timms Lane Formby Liverpool L37 7DN

Ref. No: DC/2015/00177 | Received: Tue 03 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 03 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a detached warehouse building after demolition of existing building

76-78 Stephenson Way Formby L37 8EG

Ref. No: DC/2015/00173 | Received: Mon 02 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 03 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Installation of 2.4m high mesh fencing to enclose compound and installation of new metal powder coated vehicle and pedestrian gates at front entrance to replace existing timber gates

National Trust Countryside Office Blundell Avenue Formby Liverpool L37 1PH

Ref. No: DC/2015/00154 | Received: Thu 29 Jan 2015 | Validated: Mon 02 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a single storey infill extension between the garage and dwellinghouse

4 Golf Road Formby Liverpool L37 1YH

Ref. No: DC/2015/00084 | Received: Sun 18 Jan 2015 | Validated: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of a single storey extension to the front of the dwellinghouse

10 Redgate Formby Liverpool L37 4EW

Ref. No: DC/2014/01998 | Received: Thu 13 Nov 2014 | Validated: Thu 05 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Decision