Formby Parish Council have installed two new notice boards on the wall of Formby Post Office. This is what they look like now they are finished.
The board on the left is sealed and specifically for the use of the Parish Council. The board on the right is open for public use and is already displaying a poster with details of Formby Live Music Festival 2013.
My first thoughts are to welcome both. The old Parish Council notice board was too small to include all the relevant information. It was a Merseytravel information board converted for Parish Council notices. It's served it's term.
I'm more concerned about the size of the new 'Formby Notices' board, it's too small. The old board whilst untidy and very hard to attach notices is much bigger. A quick look at the photograph makes the point. One notice and more than half the board has been used.
The idea for these new boards surfaced nearly 4 years ago in a meeting of a small working party of Formby Parish Councillors. Part of their thinking included the idea of opening up the space behind the boards. Removing them it was felt would enhance the connection between the present seating area and the rest of the village.
But I suspect the new notice board for public use will be overwhelmed this is likely to encourage flyposting. And although I welcome the idea of removal of the old boards, the recently installed new cycle stands will become obvious barriers between the seating area and Chapel Lane. I'm not sure that the execution of these welcome improvements has been thought about enough.
What do you think?