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Formby Today : 31 March

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Formby Today : 30 March

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Roadworks Starting Within the Next Week

Formby traffic and roadworks restrictions starting within the next week.

Paradise Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
04 April — 04 April
Delays likely Road closure
Works location: Outside 18
Works description: Gang To Replace Manhole Frame And Cover In Carriageway By Minimum Dig With Permanent Reinstatement
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

Three Tuns Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 31 March
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: O/S 41
Works description: Excavation In The Public Footway And Carriageway. New Gas Service From Mains Located At 329915/407157 To This Property. Excavation Approximately Measures 4.1m X 8m X 0.8m In Footway And 6.1m X 0.8m X 0.8m In Carriageway. Chapter 8 Signs And Guarding To Be Used Throughout Along With Temporary 2 Way Signals. 1.2m Pedestrian Walkway Maintainable At All Times.
Responsibility for works: Street Work Licences
Current status: Planned work about to start

B5424 Cross Green, Formby, Sefton Council
05 April — 14 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Column 10, Outside 24 Formby
Works description: 'Removal Of Electricity Supply From Redundant Street Furniture And The Installation Of Supply To Replacement Street Furniture Including The Excavation And Reinstatement Of The Footway' 'Installation Of 10 Mtr Column' 'Removal Of 10 Mtr Column'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Halsall Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
31 March — 04 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside Lloyds Bank Formby Sefton Council
Works description: 'Relay Block Paving'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Harington Road, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 48 Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
31 March — 04 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 128
Works description: Drainage
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Woodlands Road, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 3 Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Alt Road, Formby, Sefton Council
05 April — 06 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 88
Works description: Remedial Reinstatment In The Footway
Responsibility for works: Virgin Media
Current status: Planned work about to start

Argarmeols Road, Formby, Sefton Council
31 March — 04 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: In Footway Between Numbers 42 & 44
Works description: Install External Water Meter And Boundary Box At Depth Of Under 1.5 Metres With Minimum Dig With Permanent Reinstatement
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

B5424 Cross Green, Formby, Sefton Council
05 April — 07 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: In The Footway In The Back Corner Of The Car Park For Formby Clinic
Works description: An Excavation, Roughly 1.0m X 1.0m Will Be Needed To Locate Valve And Investigate Reports Of There Being No Gas At The Valve. Chapter 8 Will Be Used To Sign Light And Guard Area Of Works
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Birch Green, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Junction Of Oakfield Dr Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Blundell Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 07 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Column P2, Outside Sandfield Farm Formby
Works description: 'New Electrical Service To Street Furniture' 'Installation Of 6 Mtr Column'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Blundell Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 07 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Column P3, 70m North Of St Joseph'S Rest Home Formby
Works description: 'New Electrical Service To Street Furniture' 'Installation Of 6 Mtr Column'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Blundell Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 07 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Column P1, 65m East Of Countryside Office Formby
Works description: 'New Electrical Service To Street Furniture' 'Installation Of 6 Mtr Column'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Buckfast Drive, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: From Outside 4 To Outside 22
Works description: Remedial Works Following Defect Inspection - To Rework 6mm Patches In Footway, Slurry Seal And Repoint Flags Abandon 334.4m X 4'' Si.33.3m X 2'' St.Lay 33.3m X 40mm,34.2m X 63mm,300.2m X 90mm Pe Unknown.All Services On Route
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Cleve Way, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 31 March
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Junction Alt Road Cleve Way
Works description: Remedial Works Following Defect Inspection - To Re Turf Verge Patch
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Cricket Path, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 31 March
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 6 / 5 Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Derby Road, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 4 Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Holmwood Close, Formby, Sefton Council
01 April — 05 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 21 Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Monks Close, Formby, Sefton Council
05 April — 06 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 3
Works description: Repair Patch- Remedial Reinstatement In The Footway
Responsibility for works: Virgin Media
Current status: Planned work about to start

Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
05 April — 07 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: In The Verge/Footway Next To Number 148
Works description: An Excavation, Roughly 1.0m X 1.0m Will Be Needed To Locate Valve And Investigate Reports Of There Being No Gas At The Valve. Chapter 8 Will Be Used To Sign Light And Guard Area Of Works
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Savon Hook, Formby, Sefton Council
30 March — 01 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: From Side Of 25 To Outside 10
Works description: Remedial Works Following Defect Inspection - To Rework 6mm Patches In Footway And Topsoil And Seed Verge Patches Abandon 5.4m X 4'' Ci.63.3m X 4'' Si.Lay 63.3m X90mmpeunknown.Allservices On Route.
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

St Georges Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 31 March
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 1a Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Victoria Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 March — 29 March
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 46
Works description: Works To Excavate Joint Bay, Open Cut In Footway For Electrical Disconnection. Followed By Reinstatement.
Responsibility for works: SP Energy Networks
Current status: Planned work about to start

Roadworks


NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group Meeting

This weeks meeting of the Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (SFCCG) is likely to be asked to consider the following petition. 

TO: NORTH SEFTON CCG

Don’t exclude the NHS from bidding to provide district nurses in Sefton. We want North Sefton CCG to publicly commit to including Southport and Formby NHS Hospital in this tender via a public statement at their board meeting on Wednesday 30th March.

Why is this important?

The NHS is a publicly owned asset serving the public, it is unacceptable that it should not be included and fairly considered in the bidding process for a public facing service.

Who are the SFCCG?

Sfccg logo March 2016NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (SFCCG) is made up of local doctors, nurses, practice staff and member of the public, who are well placed to know the health needs and views of people living in the area. SFCCG brings together 19 doctor’s surgeries covering an area stretching from Ince Blundell in the south to Churchtown in the north. 

The SFCCG meets in public every two months to discuss and agree work. They make decisions about NHS SFCCG’s work on behalf of all member GP practices.

The dates for 2016 meetings below. All meetings begin at 1pm and take place at The Family Life Centre, Ash Street, Southport, unless stated otherwise.

Anyone with an interest in local health is welcome to come along and listen to the discussions at these meetings. To confirm your attendance at a future meeting, please call 0151 247 7000.

Papers are normally available at the meeting.

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  • Wednesday 30 March 2016
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017
  • Wednesday 29 March 2017

 


Formby Today : 29 March

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Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

Welcome to Formby First Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

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It's a Bank Holiday

Did you know?

Until 1834, the Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four: 1 May (May Day), 1 November (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Have a good day

Eastersunday

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Easter Vigil

Enjoy the weekend

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Formby Today : 25 February

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Today is Good Friday.

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_friday Accessed on 27 March 2013)

 

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Crime Prevention and Property Marking Event

Your local Police Neighbourhood Team will be holding a Special Crime Prevention and Property Marking EventMerseyside Police logo 2

Details as follows:-

Formby Pool, Elbow Lane, Formby. On Wednesday 13th April 2016 between 1pm to 3pm

Staff from the local policing team, will be on hand to offer crime prevention advice and promote property registration on the National Mobile Property Register IMMOBILISE. We are especially keen on registering bicycles and have a limited number of immobitags to give away at this event

We would like to encourage residents to register all their valuables on the National Mobile property Register. This can be done by simply following this link to Immobilise.com : https://www.immobilise.com/or follow the link from the Merseyside Police website.

Alternatively come along on the day and the staff will assist.

 


CQC Call For Views about Soutport & Ormskirk Hospitals

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are staging drop-in sessions at the trust's two hospital sites.

Southport HospitalPatients, carers and the public are are invited to come along and give their views and experiences of urgent and community services provided by Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

The CQC team will be in each hospital's main entrance, where they will be happy to chat to people. 

 

 

 


Don’t forget your Easter prescriptions

With Easter fast approaching, people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung and heart disease are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions but to only order what they need.

S&FCCGLogoMany GP surgeries will be closed on the bank holidays over Easter, so it is wise for people to think about the medication they will need before the holiday period begins.

Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG chair, said:

“There are thousands of people living with a long-term health condition in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire and we want to make sure that people with these illnesses have a good Easter break. The last thing we want is for people to run out of their medication but it is also important that they don’t over order to avoid unnecessary waste. We don’t want patients to become poorly and have to spend part of their holiday in hospital.”

Dr Ros Bonsor, local GP and board member of NHS West Lancashire Clinical

Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“We are reminding people about the services on offer to them such as Minor Aliments (Care at the Chemist) and the NHS 111 service which will be invaluable over Easter. A simple visit to your high street chemist could make all the difference. Your pharmacist can give you useful advice on how to deal with common bugs, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and the flu so that you can take precautions and have a great Easter


The local NHS CCGs in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are also reminding people to examine their options and that A&E and 999 services are for life-threatening and serious conditions.

Feeling Unwell? - Examine Your Options

Across the area there are a range of health services to support people if they feel unwell or have any health concerns. There are services which you may be unfamiliar with, but could be more appropriate and convenient for you depending on your specific issue.

For minor ailments and injuries your best route to recover is likely to be self-care. There are a variety of services that can support you to do this:

Pharmacy Services

Your local pharmacy can offer free, confidential and expert advice on a range of health issues. They can help you prepare for many of the common illnesses like coughs and colds and ensure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet over the holiday period.

You can find a wealth of trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions and details of GPs, pharmacies and dentists in your local area by visiting the NHS.uk website:

www.nhs.uk.

You can find a wealth of trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions and details of GPs, pharmacies and dentists in your local area by visiting the NHS.uk website: It also includes a symptom checker.

NHS 111 service.

When you need medical help or advice fast, but it is not a 999 emergency, you can also call the NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from mobiles and landlines.

If you need medical care for illnesses you cannot treat yourself, then your GP should be your port of call.

Your Local GP

Your GP should be your first point of contact for non-emergency illnesses you can’t treat yourself. Your GP is available from 8.00am to 6.30pm weekdays.

If you don’t have a GP, you can register with your local surgery. If you’re not sure where this is, you can find out at: www.nhs.uk or call 0300 77 77 007.

GP Out of Hours Service

If your local surgery is closed, you can still see a GP with the GP out-of-hours service; just call 111 and you can speak to a local GP over the phone or face to face if necessary.

It is very likely that you and your family will be seen and treated more quickly using the out-of-hours service than if you were waiting to see a doctor in A&E, especially at busy times.

For more information please visit www.examineyouroptions.info

For Southport and Formby pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday please visit:
www.southportformbyccg.org.uk/?page_id=1067

For West Lancashire pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday, please visit
http://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/