Woodlands primary school anniversary

CALLING all former Woodlands Primary pupils – can you help celebrate the Formby school’s 50th anniversary this summer?

Woodwards school 50th AnniversaryThe school is looking for your memories as a pupil, teacher or parent since it opened its doors on Woodlands Road, Formby, in 1967.

They are staging an exhibition for the pupils of today to see how their school looked back in the 1960s and how it has changed down the years.

So any photos, old uniforms and stories from your time — or your children’s time — at the school would be more than welcome.

The golden jubilee exhibition will feature at the school’s summer fair on Saturday 1 July from 1pm where all former pupils and teachers can take a trip down memory lane.

Get in touch with the school office at Woodlands in Formby if you have anything to contribute or our Facebook page - Search FOWSA - Friends of Woodlands School Association.

 


Formby Village Weekly Market Starts

Despite misgivings by some of the local traders, the new Village Market appears to be welcomed by most people.

What do you think, are you in favour or not? Is this Formby Parish Council initiative a good idea or not? Add your comments below. 

 

The Good Wool Shop Market Stall 2

The Good Wool Shop

 


Are you celebrating Nurses Day?

Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Both Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals are celebrating the day and are inviting all nurses to join them for the event.

Nurses day


Sefton Circular Cycle Route

Sefton Council launches circular cycle route

To mark the launch of a brand new cycle route, the Sefton Active Travel Team is holding a cycling day to encourage more people to get on their bike and explore the borough.

The new Sefton Circular cycle route covers 24 miles, 20 miles of which is traffic free and is officially launched on Sunday, May 21. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend and complete all or part of the route. On the day there will be three main starting points: Formby Railway Station, Mecycle Café in Ainsdale and the main hub on the day will be Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. Here participants will be able to access further information about cycling as well as refreshments throughout the day.

Ride registration will take place at 10am at each of the three start points and ride leaders will be on hand to start you off on the route at 10.30am. Riders will then be free to cycle the route in a clockwise direction at their own pace. The theme of the day is participation, and while participants will be encouraged to cycle all 24 miles, people are also invited to ride just a section. The event will be self-led but all riders will receive a map of the route, including turn by turn directions. There will also be directional markers along the way and cycling marshals will be patrolling the route all day.

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Meet The Fornebei Vikings

via mysefton.co.uk

Formby Library have invited the ‘Fornebei Herfolk Group’ to politely invade Formby Library’s newly developed garden space for the day.

The invasion takes place on Saturday, May 20 when the Fornebei Vikings will be roaming the library garden from 10am-2pm.

During the day, there will be a bird of prey demonstration, Viking storytelling, game playing, a shield design competition and displays of weaponry, costumes and weaving.

Historian and TV presenter, Mark Olly, will also be there to answer questions about Viking life and culture.

Entry to the event is free of charge and there will be prizes to be won.

Vikings

 

 

 


It's Election Day

There are eight candidates standing for Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

All candidates are listed in alphabetical order below. This is the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper:

Roger Bannister - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
Paul Breen - Get The Coppers Off The Jury.
Tony Caldeira - The Conservative Party.
Carl Cashman - Liberal Democrats.
Tom Crone - Green Party.
Tabitha Morton - Women’s Equality Party.
Steve Rotheram - Labour Party.
Paula Walters - UK Independence Party.

Use your vote. 

image from www.formby.today

 

 

 

 


Four Candidates Contest Parish Council Election

Voters in Harington Ward, Formby get the chance to elect a new Parish Councillor.

On Thursday 4th May voters in Harington Ward, Formby will be asked to elect a new Parish Councillor after a recent resignation. 

The election is on the same day as the Liverpool City Region Mayoralty election.

The candidates are:

Name of Candidate

Home Address

Description (if any)

Name of Proposer

Reason why no longer nominated*

MAXWELL

Simon Peter

55 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, L37 7EY

Community Action not Party Politics

Bennett Maria

 

PEACE

Gemma Michelle

Flat 1 Kenyons Court,

7 Kenyons Lane, Formby, L37 8BE

Conservative Party Candidate

Dutton Denise

 

RICHARDS

Carol

Asparagus Cottage, St Luke`s Church Rd, Formby, L37 2DF

Labour Party

Page Catherine M

 

WALSH

Michael James

26 Kent Road, Formby, L37 6BQ

Green Party

Lynch Brendan

 

 

Ballot Paper 2 Live


Formby Christians Celebrate the Easter Vigil

Today local  Formby residents, who are Christians celebrate the Easter Vigil.

Easter VigilAlso called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, it's a service held in traditional Christian churches as the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus.

Historically, it is during this service that people are baptised and that adult catechumens are received into full communion with the Church.

It is held in the hours of darkness between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Day — most commonly in the evening of Holy Saturday or midnight — and is the first celebration of Easter, days traditionally being considered to begin at sunset.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_vigil Accessed 29 March 2013)

Enjoy the remainder of the Easter Celebrations and Monday's Bank Holiday.

 


Good Friday Walk of Witness

Today is Good Friday.

Good Friday Tomb
 
A Good Friday Tomb in the grounds of St Peter's Church Formby

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)

Here in Formby local residents will mark the event with 'The Good Friday Walk of Witness' which finishes at The Pool Gardens.

There will be a presentation through words, music and costume that will recreate the events of Jesus' last hours. From his trial before Pontius Pilate to his death on the cross.