About The Formby Blog
I hope you like 'slow live-blogging', I'm a fan of all things 'slow', food, travel, radio, film and video.
This form also opens up the possibilities for a prolonged conversation between me and the reader. It's a form of an interactive magazine. Let me know what you think. Use the comment link at the foot of the story.
I am a retired Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education. I became interested in 'New Media' while I was a student at St Mary's College, Twickenham, where I studied Drama alongside Pete Postlethwaite and others.
I have maintained an interest in 'New Media' throughout my personal and professional life. I like photography, video and audio production, designing websites, local politics and crown green bowling.
I am particularly interested in the development of 'hyperlocal' blog sites. I have a long history of involvement in public affairs. I first stood for election in 1979. I was eventually elected to serve as a ward councillor for Linacre ward, Sefton MBC in 1980. I served until I retired from Sefton in 1987.
For several years afterwards, I was a Green party Member and served very briefly as Co-Chair. I stood for Parliament 3 times since 1979. Then I became a member of Formby Parish Council(2003-2011) and Little Altcar Parish Council(1995-2004 and November 2012 - May 2015). I was Chair of the 10 Parish Councils for Sefton for a number of years and also represented them as a member of Sefton MBC's Local Strategic Partnership.