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Happy May Day Formby

To all the Citizens of Formby: greetings to you all on this beautiful sunlit May Day.

Early every May Day morning, the choir of Magdalen College sing a Latin anthem, Te Deum Patrem Colimus from the top of the college's 144 foot tower.

Somehow or another we seem to be losing some of our traditional forms of May Day celebration, so here's my contribution to the day. With thanks to the people of Oxford involved.

 

I've fond memories as a child of May Pole dancing as part of the primary school curriculum.

There are still some lively local traditions celebrated in small towns like Formby.

Hedon Pennies
From the Hedon Blog

When I was a member of the Formby Parish Council I suggested the annual installation of the new Chair should take place in the village in the open air accompanied by some sort of event for children to participate in. Our local asparagus production normally comes on sale around now, should that become part of an annual event?

Hedon Town, another place with a highly successful blog, celebrates the month of May with a 'New Pennies' tossing scramble for their children. It's meant to symbolise the time when Hedon was part of a 'Rotten Borough'.

The Town Council consists of twelve councillors and each year one of the twelve members is elected to the office of Town Mayor. The Mayor-Making ceremony is followed by the traditional penny throwing, where the newly-created mayor throws new pennies into the street for the children to scramble for, is held at the Town Hall in May.

What do you think, is this something for the future? Use #FormbyMayDay on Twitter and I'll publish the suggestions.

 


Formby Roadworks and Traffic Interruptions from 27 April

Roadworks and traffic interruptions alert

A565 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Sefton Council
28 April — 30 April
Delays likely Lane closure
Works location: Junction With Coastal Rd And Liverpool Old Road
Works description: Re-Install Vehicle Detection Following Re-Surface Works
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Park Road, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 27, Park Road
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Watchyard Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 57, Watchyard Lane
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: 50 Meters North From Moss Side Junction, Formby Bypass
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Verge
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Brackenway, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Column 8, Oppsite Dales Walk
Works description: Replacement Of Mains Fuse Unit To Restore Electricity Supply Including The Excavation And Reinstatement Of The Footway
Responsibility for works: SP Energy Networks
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Kent Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Side Of 14 Kent Road, Kent Avenue
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Langdale Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 11 May
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: The Junction Of Langdale Avenue & Eskdale Drive. This Is Opposite No. 11 Langdale Avenue
Works description: Mandatory Obligations Under The Gas Safety Regulations 1994 Toaccurately Record The Route Of All Gas Mains And Services
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lonsdale Road, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 94 90 88-86 84-82 78 34 32a Opp32 Opp7 7 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lonsdale Road, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: In Footway Outside 8, Lonsdale Road
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Monks Drive, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 60, Monks Drive
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Verge
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Stephenson Way, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 30 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: To The Side Of Number 45
Works description: Open Cut Excavation Required To Replace Existing Assets That Is Causing A Potential Hazard, On Behalf Of United Utilities. In Footway, Carriageway Verge.
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

West Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: In Footway Outside 5, West Lane
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Roadworks


Formby Roadworks and Traffic Interruptions from 20 April

Roadworks and traffic interruptions alert

Harington Road, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 48 42 14 Jcn Victoria Rd Jcn Birch Green Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Woodlands Road, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 24 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council

20 April — 22 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Rear Of 15
Works description: Works To Rectify Defective Reinstatement In The Verge
Responsibility for works: SP Energy Networks
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council

20 April — 22 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Opposite Raf Woodvale
Works description: Remedial Works Following Defect Inspection - To Top Soil In Verge Trace, Then Excavate To Repair Gas Escape And Reinstate Where Possible
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Altcar Lane, Formby, Sefton Council

20 April — 21 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 42 Altcar Lane
Works description: Replace 1 Bt Telegraph Pole In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Barkfield Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: 16
Works description: Open Cut Excavation Required To Replace Existing Damaged Atplas Frame And Cover To Prevent Circumstances, Which Might Cause Damage To People Or Property. Works Required At The Request Of The Regional Highways Inspector, In Footway
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Birch Green, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 30 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: 'Granolithic Concrete (Mix 1:6) As Fillet To Edges Of Footway, Average Thickness 65mm (Only To Be Measured When Ordered By The Engineer At Specific Locations)'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

School Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Jcn Halsall Rd
Works description: Footway Patch Rigid
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Victoria Road, Formby, Sefton Council

20 April — 22 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 104 Side Of Entrance Jcn Golf Rd Opp62 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Wicks Lane, Formby, Sefton Council

21 April — 23 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 58 Around Gully Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

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Sefton Primary School Admissions

All of Sefton primary school place allocations have been published and families can now prepare their children for the start of the new school year in September.

Primary School Admissions

School Places89% of Sefton residents that applied for a Sefton primary school place have been offered their first choice school.

Letters and emails were sent on national offer day (April 16), informing parents/carers about the offer of a school place for their child for September, 2015.

In total there were 2,871 applications from Sefton residents, with 89% receiving their first choice while 95 per cent were allocated one of their preferences.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: "Starting primary school is a major milestone in a child's life and is the start of many years within the education system.

"Our figures are consistently high with 89% of pupils being placed in their first choice of primary school for 2015.

"Figures show that many of our primary schools are some of the best in the region and it is always very pleasing so many pupils have got their first choice of school. Thanks must go to our Admissions Team who have supported many families during this process.

"As ever a small number of pupils will have missed out, and any applicant who was not allocated their first choice school still has a right to appeal."

More information can be found on the Starting primary school in September page.

 


Sefton Council Local Election Candidates

Sefton Council have published the names of the District Council election candidates in Formby.

Harington Ward

Ballot box5 candidates representing 5 political parties are contesting the election for a single vacancy on the Council.

BOND Robin 31 Beechwood Drive, Formby, L37 2DQ UK Independence Party

DORAN Alf 5 Derby Court, Derby Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7BP Labour Party

GWYTHER Pat 78 Wicks Lane, Formby, L37 1PX Community Action Not Party Politics

JAMIESON Simon Iain 21 Elmwood Avenue, Crosby, L23 9XR The Conservative Party Candidate

WILLIS Richard Graham 42A Southport Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EW The Green Party

Ravenmeols Ward

8 candidates representing 5 political parties are contesting the election for two vacancies on the Council.

GIBBON Alison 26 Kent Road, Formby, L37 6BQ The Green Party

HALE Tim 91 Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 2LX Labour Party

MCCANN Bob 49 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

MCIVOR Alexandra Mary 14 Hall Road West, Liverpool, L23 8SY The Conservative Party Candidate

PAGE Catie 96 Gores Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7DF Labour Party

PRESCOTT Bernie 5 Abbots Way, Formby, L37 6DR Community Action Not Party Politics

WALSH Michael 26 Kent Road, Formby, L37 6BQ The Green Party

WARD Mike Flat 46 Hillary Court, Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PS The Conservative Party Candidate


Local Parish Council Elections Candidate Details Published

Screenshot_2015-04-11-11-59-05Sefton Council have published the names, details and the Party affiliations of the candidates in the local Parish Council elections

Harington Ward There are 11 candidates contesting 8 seats. Between them they represent 2 political parties.

BROADBENT Roy 9 Marsh Brows, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PD The Conservative Party Candidate

COLES Michael 36A Victoria Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7DD The Conservative Party Candidate

DUTTON Denise 18 Holmwood Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1XW The Conservative Party Candidate

GWYTHER Pat 78 Wicks Lane, Formby, L37 1PX Community Action Not Party Politics

HEARN Mavis Elsie 4 Argarmeols Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7BU The Conservative Party Candidate

OSBORNE Ralph William Holy Lodge, 1 Tower End, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LP The Conservative Party Candidate

POWRIE Barry John 9 The Birches, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7HX The Conservative Party Candidate

PRICE Tony 33 Shireburn Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LR The Conservative Party Candidate

SCOTT Alan George John 6 Squirrel Green, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1NZ The Conservative Party Candidate

WIENCKE Paul Graham 25 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

WILLIAMS Liz 4 Barton Heys Road, Formby, L37 2EY Community Action Not Party Politics

Ravenmeols Ward There are 13 candidates contesting the 7 seats. Between they represent 3 political parties.

BAXTER Derek Colin 16 Selby Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 8BJ Community Action Not Party Politics

BENNETT Maria 25 St. Annes Road, Formby, L37 7AS Community Action Not Party Politics

BRODIE Dawn 6 Gardner Road, Formby, L37 8DD Community Action Not Party Politics

CAWLEY Roland John 5 Smithy Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PP The Conservative Party Candidate

GRIFFITHS Barry Cooper Lonsdale House, 2 Lonsdale Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3HG The Conservative Party Candidate

IRVING Dave 11 Hoggs Hill Lane, Formby, L37 6AN Community Action Not Party Politics

MCCANN Bob 49 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

PEACE Gemma Michelle Flat 1 Kenyons Court, 7 Kenyons Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 8BE The Conservative Party Candidate

PLATT Jonathan James 3 Walker Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4DH The Conservative Party Candidate

PRESCOTT Bernie 5 Abbots Way, Formby, L37 6DR Community Action Not Party Politics

STINNER Frank 36 Monks Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 6DL Labour Party

WARD Mike Flat 46 Hillary Court, Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PS The Conservative Party Candidate

WEILD Mike 73 Alt Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 6DD Community Action Not Party Politics

In the Little Altcar Parish Council Elections 2 candidates have been nominated for 7 seats and are therefore elected. 

 


Sefton Celebrates Aintree Grand National

Thank goodness for Sefton Council, they know and celebrate the real history of the Grand National. 

image from formbyfirst.typepad.comSefton Council would like to welcome all visitors to the borough ahead of the 2015 Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse (Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 April). 

The history of the Grand National festival is firmly rooted in Sefton having been held in both Maghull and Aintree. While it’s most successful runner, Red Rum, was trained on the beaches of Southport and his trainer, Ginger McCain, awarded the Freedom of Sefton. 

We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable three days and sample some of the great attractions Sefton has to offer.

It has always been a huge bone of contention with Aintree Parish Council members that The City of Liverpool had/has stolen the race meeting. Reinforced too, by careless Media coverage duped by crafty branding. 

Well done Sefton.

 


Planning Applications in Formby

This is the latest version of the monthly planning applications list for March. [Accessed at 11.00 am 7th April Pages 1/2 only].

 image from www.formby.today

 

 


Formby Parish Council Meeting 7 April

Formby Parish Council meets for the last time but one before the local elections in May.

Parish Council Notice BoardAll of the Council of the places are to be contested in the election. Parish and Town Councils are chosen  on an 'all in and all out' election every four years.

On the agenda tonight is the usual Public Forum, where standing orders are suspended to allow members of the public to raise issues or ask questions.

Following that the Council will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan is ready for the official public scrutiny and consultation.

Members will also decide on the following:

  • The Formby Live Music  Festival with a £500 donation
  • The Dove Trust with a donation of £1600 to provide a new range cooker and a fridge freezer.
  • To decide payments to  Consultants for engineering design work  in stage 1 of the Village Improvement Scheme.

The Council will also receive a report on the refurbishment of Formby Library and the Council Offices.

 PS Note the next meeting is at Jubilee Hall, Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday 5 May starting at 7.00 pm.

 


Local Elections In Formby: Notice of Elections Published

Please do not forget there are important local elections at the same time as the General Election.

Sefton Borough Elections

District Notice of Elections 2015
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Sefton has a Council of 66 Members or Councillors who make decisions on matters affecting the borough.

The borough is divided into 22 wards and each ward is represented by 3 Councillors who are appointed for a term of 4 years.

This year one third of the current seats will be up for election in each of the 22 wards across the borough.

Every year for 3 consecutive years, one Councillor in each ward will have completed their term of office and their seat is put up for election. The appointed Councillor will then be in post for a further 4 years.

In the fourth year there is no election. This is known as electing by thirds.

 

 

Parish and Town Council Elections

There are 9 Parish and 1 Town Council in Sefton. Parish and Town Council Elections are held every four years to elect the whole of the council.

 

Timetable

Parish Notice of Elections 2015
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The Election Timetable includes key dates and deadlines for nominations, electoral registration, and the appointment of election agents.

Please note the following key dates:

The deadline for registering to vote in the Parliamentary and Local elections being held on 7 May 2015 is midnight on Monday 20 April 2015 (-12 working days before poll);

Nominations close at 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015,

The deadline for withdrawals of nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015;

The Statement of Persons Nominated is published by 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2015 (if no objections are received), or not later than 4pm on Friday 10 April 2015 if objections have been received.

Nominations

Nominations must be delivered to Bootle Town Hall between the hours of 10am and 4pm on the following dates: Monday 30 March, Tuesday 31 March, Wednesday 1 April, Thursday 2 April, Tuesday 7 April, Wednesday 8 April and Thursday 9 April and can only be delivered by persons legally permitted to do so.

The deadline for receipt of nomination papers is therefore 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015. By law, the Returning Officer cannot accept nomination papers delivered outside of these times.