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School Dinners in Formby set to Rise

School dinner prices across the borough are set to rise by 50p per week.
Unions and campaigners fear take-up rates will tumble, leaving some kids without a healthy meal each day.Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“We know schoolchildren who eat healthy meals get the best out of lessons.“The Government should be investing in school meals, not forcing schools to put up the price. Kids will be robbed of the chance of a decent meal.”

Schools blame food and energy prices and the impact of the new living wage on labour costs.

Source www.southportvisiter.co.uk

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More on Bikes!

Following on from my previous post.

 I simply couldn't resist this image of early bikes from my home town. I love the suspension system built into the wheels of one of them, I wonder whether it worked.


On yer bike: Why you should cycle more

When was the last time you cycled?

In my opinion Formby is an ideal place for cycling. The roads are flat, safe and often shelter a rider from the worst of the prevailing winds.

So why aren't you cycling more often? Have you seen this latest poster from Active Sefton?

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Latest Bike Crime Report

Merseynow: Latest from Merseyside Police

In recent days opportunist bike thieves have struck in Ainsdale and Formby. A Carrera mountain bike was stolen from Pinfold Lane on Wednesday 24th August. On Monday 29th August just after 2pm a Shogun Mountain Bike was taken from outside Formby Cycles. There is CCTV and this matter is under investigation.

Remember even if just popping into a shop to lock your bike. Security industry advice is with a Gold standard lock, best you can afford in ay event. Ideally to a fixed object and better still covered by CCTV.

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Local Councillor Supports Pilot Prescription Scheme

Councillor Katie Page is supporting the Pilot Prescription Scheme.

Local Sefton MBC Councillor for Formby explains her reasons for supporting the Southport and Formby CCG pilot prescription scheme.