What will Formby be like in the future?
I don't know about you but it's clear we are living through a period of enormous change and upheaval, not least of it in the world of work and business.
More than 100 business delegates from across Sefton descended on Hugh Baird College to learn more about exciting new developments in the field of digital technologies for small firms.
The theme for Sefton Economic Forum was ‘The Future for Business is Digital’, and was organised by Sefton Growth Hub, part of the Council’s InvestSefton enterprise and investment service.
Subjects discussed at the event, included digital technologies as an enabler for small firms, future trends, and the many free applications available online to help businesses improve productivity, save time and reduce costs.
The meeting set out to help existing businesses to confront the challenges of new technologies, but I'm interested in the more local level here in Formby.
We know our local Parish Councils have spent at least 2/3 years on a Neighbourhood Plan and we know that has cost quite a lot of time, consultation and money in the preparation. Are you, like me, wondering when that will be adopted? Are the two local Councils going to agree the way forward?
It seems to me given the time taken so far over preparing the plan, it may no longer be fit for purpose. I think we have a right to expect our local civic leaders to be precisely that, leaders.
I'm fast beginning to think that they have lost their way and in doing do, are failing us all in the community.
What do you think?