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Formby Today : 31 January

A selection of topical short stories
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Be prepared

Something tasty for lunch?

Today's weather continues to cause local disruption

Specially for the guitar enthusiasts

Be prepared for some inconvenience

It's a quiet start to the day.

Do come back later, I'll see what I can find to feature.

At least it hasn't snowed as earlier reports from the Met Office were suggesting.


Formby Today : 30 January

A selection of topical short stories
Curated daily by FormbyFirst

Take care if you are a visitor

Come and say hello

 

FORMBY POOL TRUST.

Elbow Lane, Formby

INVITES YOU TO COME AND MEET…

ON

Saturday 30th January 2016 1.00pm – 3.00pm

SEAN BRADY WHO WILL BE HAPPY TO CHAT WITH YOU

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING, AND WHAT COULD BE GROWING IN FORMBY POOL’S EDIBLE GARDEN

AND THE TEAM’S PLANS FOR THE COMING MONTHS.

WHY NOT JOIN HIM?


Formby Today: 29 January

A selection of topical short stories
Curated daily by FormbyFirst

A sign of the care issues to come.


Formby Today:28 January

A selection of topical short stories
Curated daily by FormbyFirst

I have to confess I'm struggling with a virus

Sad News

A sign of the care issues to come.

This was one of the stand out facts at yesterday's meeting. The needs are going to increase whilst the resources available decrease.


Formby Today : 27 January

A selection of topical short stories
Curated daily by FormbyFirst

Planning Application Provokes a lively response.

On a personal note as one of the #EdibleFormby team I approached the Mill Hill Fathers several years ago to suggest the land concerned would be ideal for a Community Garden.

At the time I was told 'There's some sort of legal issue with boundaries and ownership', so the project never proceeded

Busy Day - Edible Formby & CCG meeting

I'm on the road today with the #EdibleFormby team meeting at the Pool this morning. Then I'm going to to observe the Formby and Southport CCG meeting this afternoon.

More here later and on Twitter at formbyfirst@formbyvillage.

Wondering what the Local CCG does?

See this story.

Changing Coastline Talk at Formby Library

The next monthly talk at Formby Library will be on Tuesday, February 9 when Graham Lymbery, Sefton Council's Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Manager, will discuss the "Changing Coastline: a recent history of the Sefton Coast"

Booking will be essential, full story Coastline Talk


Changing Coastline : A Talk at Formby Library

The next talk at Formby Library is likely to attract an audience. 

image from formbyfirst.typepad.comThe next monthly talk at Formby Library will be on Tuesday, February 9 when Graham Lymbery, Sefton Council's Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Manager, will discuss the "Changing Coastline: a recent history of the Sefton Coast".

Graham will be taking a look at the fascinating changes that have occurred to Sefton’s Coastline, and how it will continue to change.

The talk starts at 2pm on Tuesday, February 9 and places are free but booking is essential. To secure a place please phone Formby Library on 01704 874177 or emailFormby.Library@sefton.gov.uk.

I've known Graham Lymbery since I represented Sefton's Town and Parish Councils on the Sefton Borough Partnership in the early 2000's.

It promises to be a very useful and informative event. 


Public Welcome at Hospital NHS Trust Board Meeting

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 3rd February at 9.30am.

Southport HospitalThe meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting.

Anyone with a special requirement should contact the Trust in advance on 01704 704783.

The agenda will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting.

Supporting papers will be made available on the day.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Formby Today: 26 January

A selection of topical short stories
Curated daily by FormbyFirst

Dramatically High Tide

Coastal Archaeological Opportunity at Formby

A great follow-up to our dig at St Luke's, Formby in the autumn. Hope to see a few familiar faces.

Posted by Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Hospital Invite Public to Meeting

Southport Hospital

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 3rd February at 9.30am.

The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Full story: http://www.formbyfirst.org.uk/2016/01/hospital-board-meeting.html

Strong winds batter our beaches

Be careful if you visit the woods today

Have you tried 'footgolf' yet?

Southport Coastal Road Closures Announced


Public Urged to Use A&E Wisely

Hospital officials are urging people to avoid using A&E unless their condition is serious or life threatening.

AccidentandEmergencySouthport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is experiencing a high demand for hospital beds.

This is resulting in some patients experiencing long delays in A&E and in waiting for admission to a hospital bed.

In these challenging circumstances, anyone thinking of using A&E should examine their options carefully and consider using other NHS services.

Jeanette Abraham, Assistant Director of Operations, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust said:

We are experiencing a high demand for hospital beds. We urge people to use A&E wisely and think carefully before calling an ambulance.

A&E is for people facing life-threatening and serious emergencies such as serious accidents, serious burns, breathing problems, heart attacks and strokes.

Coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs, general aches and pains, and flu will usually clear up on their own. Keep warm, drink plenty of fluids and, if appropriate, treat with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol.

Contact a GP or a GP out of hours service for help with injuries or illnesses that won’t go away.

Alternatively, West Lancashire Health Centre at Ormskirk hospital is open from 8am to 10pm all year round. Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre at The Concourse is open from 7am to 10pm weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Local pharmacies and the NHS Choices website are also a good source of information and advice.

We would also always ask people to ‘Choose Well’ when it comes to selecting the most appropriate health services for their need.”

Issued by Dickie Felton
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 705061
Email dickie.felton@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Plans To Demolish Clarence High School Buildings

Nugent Care have applied to Sefton Council for permission to demolish part of the Clarence High School buildings in West Lane, Formby.

Comments and objections must be submitted to Sefton Council by 26 January

ClarenceHighSchoolDemolitionThe buildings are residential quarters built apparently in the 1960's and consist of a cluster of two-storey buildings with individual rooms presumably for students and staff.

Behind the blocks there is a large playing field which is approximately around a football pitch size.

The Parent Body - Nugent Care is based in Liverpool and describes itself as follows on their website:

Nugent Care is a charitable organisation which offers a diverse range of support to adults and children across Liverpool and throughout the North West of England. The origins of Nugent Care date back to the 1800’s and the pioneering work of Father James Nugent (1822-1905) in relation to child welfare, relief from poverty and social reform.

The work of Father Nugent had a dramatic impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and his work continues to this day through Nugent Care.

The Clarence High School website explains:

Clarence High School provides both Residential and Day Placements in a therapeutic setting for both boys and girls who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties who may also experience more complex difficulties, including those on the autistic spectrum.

Local residents throughout Formby may be concerned about what might replace the current buildings and it's worth noting the land has been identified in the Local Plan as potential housing development land.

If you want to express a view there's less than 24 hours to do so.